November 2002 Show Resources--Math and Science
|Math and Science
Resources for publications for parents and schools
|No Child Left Behind
Links and publications on the new education law
A list of guest panelists on the November 2002 Education News Parents Can Use
To be issued
Resources and publications for parents and schools
This U.S. Department of Education site offers a variety of on-line resources on math and science including current programs and initiatives, curriculum resources, education materials and research and information.
This unique "FREE" website offers comprehensive selections of federally supported teaching and learning resources on topics including Arts, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
MAES serves the purpose of increasing the number of Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and scientific fields. MAES represents the Mexican American community on issues related to education, economics, environment, and research. The site includes outreach programs, membership, and other various resources.
NACME provides leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in math and science based careers. NACME is the nation's largest private source of scholarships for minorities in engineering. Their website features pre-college and professional development programs.
Achieve in an independent, and non-profit organization that helps states raise academic standards, establish clear accountability for results, and strengthen public confidence in our educational system. The site includes information on their initiatives to raise standards and higher student achievement, publications and policy tips.
NSTA is the largest organization promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. This site features professional journals and publications, initiatives, awards and recognition programs, and other various resources.
The Helping Your Child publication series focuses on providing parents with tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life.
The Achiever is a biweekly electronic newsletter published by the U.S. Department of Education that contains news and articles on education reform, tips for parents and teachers, and resources related to No Child Left Behind.
National Parent Information Network
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC system, which is administered by the National Library of Education. The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. The site features a Virtual Library, the Parents AskERIC question-answering service and the PARENTING-L electronic discussion list.
The No Child Left Behind official web site provides resources and information to help answer questions about the new education law signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002.
On this site the U.S. Department of Education offers information about school choice, supplemental services, testing and accountability, as well as parenting tips on reading and homework.
On this site the U.S. Department of Education provides facts about No Child Left Behind topics including math and science achievement.
Pat Ross is the Team Leader for the Mathematics and Science Partnership program in the U.S. Department of Education. In 12 years of federal service, she has also managed the Javits Gifted and Talented Students program, the Eisenhower Math and Science National program, and the Fund for the Improvement of Education. In addition, she worked with Project 2061, in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as an associate program director; with the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University serving as director of academic programs; and with the Maine Department of Education as an education specialist.
Gerald Wheeler is the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association. Mr. Wheeler directs the world's largest professional organization representing science educators of all grade levels. Prior to his position, he was the director of the science and math resource center and professor of physics at Montana State University. He also headed the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Division at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served as President of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Bill Nye is the writer, producer and host for the Emmy award-winning show "Bill Nye the Science Guy". Mr. Nye is a university professor at Cornell University and has over 20 years of experience as a licensed mechanical engineer. Notable for many of his accomplishments, Mr. Nye has won awards including Environmental Media Association awards for Best Children's Line Action Show, and Council for Elementary Science International Science Advocate Award.
Cheri Yecke is the Director of Teacher Quality and Public School Choice at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to this position, she was the Secretary of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Yecke has also held the position of Deputy Secretary of Education. She has served on the Virginia State Board of Education as well as the Governor's Champion Schools Commission. In addition, Dr. Yecke was a public school teacher for nine years and spent three years teaching at the university level. She has received awards from the Virginia Educational Research Association and Eagle Forum and was selected as the 1998 Teacher of the Year in Stafford County, Virginia.
Patricia Rourke is currently the Science Department Chair of the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia and serves as a course writer and instructor for the Jason Academy for Science Teaching and Learning. The Academy provides teachers the opportunity to take content-rich continuing education science courses anytime, anywhere via the Internet. Previously, Patricia has served as the Director of the Woodrow Wilson Institutes in Physics and Physical Science in Princeton, New Jersey and has received numerous citations, awards and fellowships for her field research and work in the classroom.
Jose M. Hernandez
Jose M. Hernandez is the national president for the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists society. Distinguished for his accomplished work, Mr. Hernandez was instrumental in developing a new digitized mammography system for breast cancer. Presently, Mr. Hernandez is a materials and processes acting branch chief within the Structural Engineering Division for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He was also a NASA astronaut finalist in 1998 and 2000.
Zolita "Tory" Bobo is a seasoned computer scientist and programmer. She has 22 years of instructing, training and managing projects in her field with a long career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ms. Bobo works with after school programs and other community groups to expose minority students and girls to math and science careers and provide college scholarships as well as encourage parent involvement. Presently, Ms. Bobo is creating her own computer applications development company.
Maria Santos is the vice-president of programs at Achieve, Inc. She is a veteran educator with significant experience in curriculum, professional development and systemic change. In the past, she was an associate superintendent during a 20-year career in the San Francisco Unified District overseeing district wide initiatives to improve standards, accountability, and professional development. Currently, Santos leads Achieve's mathematics achievement partnership, an innovative collaboration with 14 states to improve the teaching and testing of middle school math.