February 1, 2010
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jan. 28, 2010) Fernand Brunschwig, a professor with Empire State College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, has been named chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences Science Education Initiative. The initiative is aimed at helping New York City science teachers better prepare their students to be competitive around the globe in science and math. The Initiative, under Brunschwig’s leadership, has attracted $150,000 from private and foundation sources which will support complementary one-year memberships in the academy for the teachers; a number of special events; and the opportunity to participate in a community of educators, learning and collaborating about science education policy, curriculum, and classroom “best practices.” The initiative also will facilitate connections between education professionals and academy members from the broader scientific research community.
The first two events are:
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