most recent NECAP results are in, and they indicate that a majority of
Vermont high schoolers are not meeting standards in math and
science. Just 36 percent of 11th graders were proficient in math,
and just 30 percent were proficient in science. Students in elementary and
middle school did significantly better on the math and science exams – the drop
is concerning many educators.
This week on Radiolab, the "Soul Patch" is not the way you style your facial hair, but the duct tape that keeps your life from falling apart. We’ll explore stories of unlikely (and surprisingly simple) answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.
Pat Fitzsimmons of the Vermont Department of Education and Mount Mansfield Union High School science teacher Bill Eschholz talk with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about how science is taught in Vermont, and about efforts to improve the science education statewide.
Burlington Free Press reporter Candace Page talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about
Citizen Science – how volunteers are helping scientists collect the information
they need to understand and protect our natural environment.