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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Education group works with stateís public schools to improve science teaching

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Itís no secret educators, parents and politicians are worried that the nationís public schools are failing to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

Help is on the way from the University of Rhode Island, where educators and scientists are working to train teachers how to teach science in a way that emphasizes critical analysis and hands-on learning.

The initiative by URIís Guiding Education in Math and Science Network, or GEMS-Net, takes on greater importance following Rhode Islandís decision last year to adopt Next Generation Science Standards, new national guidelines for science teaching.

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