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Want to Teach Critical Thinking? Forget Rote Learning

Gone are the days when school was only about “the three R’s”- reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. Critical thinking is now a central educational goal, from the Common Core State Standards to employers’ demands for the future workforce. But students are …

Teachers’ Beliefs Affect Whether Students Meet Learning Standards

When legislators make education policy, the decision-making process sometimes leaves out a surprising group of stakeholders – teachers. For decades, teachers have complained that policies too often ignore their expertise, and there may be another problem with excluding them: even …

National Institute on Aging Advancing New Research Initiatives on Alzheimer’s

At the recent National Advisory Council on Aging meeting, 26 new concept proposals focused on Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s were approved by Council. According to NIA Director Richard Hodes, the concept proposals will be developed into a “record number” of …

NSF Reauthorization Bill Advances in Senate

The long-awaited Senate bill to reauthorize programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies was released in late June and greeted with cautious enthusiasm by the science and higher education communities.

S.3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act…

FABBS Honors Arthur (Dan) Fisk

In his early life, Arthur (Dan) Fisk had his sights set on boxing as a career. From a career perspective, an unexpected loss of a fight was one of the best things that happened to him. He went to college …

Key Funding Bill Moves in U.S. House of Representative

On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee, on a vote of 31-19, reported out the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.  The bill funds several federal agencies important to FABBS members, including the National …

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