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Sara Goodman

Science is filled with stories that explain the world around us. It is constantly revealing new insights into everyday happenings, and answers to questions I haven’t even thought of yet. Goodman began her career as a science writer at an online publication focused on energy and the environment in Washington, D.C., where she covered chemicals, nanotechnology, and other science-related topics. Her articles have appeared on numerous websites, including the New York Times, Scientific American, and the Society of Environmental Journalists. After her stint in D.C., she moved to Texas, where she taught journalism at Texas A&M. Goodman holds a Master’s of Science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Recent Posts

Leaders Agree: Forget Memorization When It Comes to the Value of School

Dec 20, 2018 12:06:18 PM by Sara Goodman

Engaging students in meaningful tasks and pedagogy needs to take center stage within classrooms, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley told a conference of close to 300 K-8 educators earlier this month, hosted by KnowAtom

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Topics: School Climate and Culture, Next Generation Science, Next Generation Leadership, Phenomena-Based Learning, STEM Education Policy

Science Curriculum Links Top-Performing Schools

Dec 20, 2018 11:36:01 AM by Sara Goodman

Two KnowAtom schools lead Massachusetts in science scoring on the 2018 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), according to the most recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The J. T. Hood Elementary School and L.D. Batchelder Elementary School were two of only four schools in Massachusetts with more than 90 percent of its students scoring “Advanced” or “Proficient” on the most recent statewide science standards-based assessment.

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Topics: New Standardized Testing, Next Generation Science Classroom Instruction, Phenomena-Based Learning, Formative Assessment, Three-Dimensional Learning

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