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Pennsylvania School Board Issue

AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-03

(Sent to members in Pennsylvania only)

Summary

This ACTION ALERT summarizes a current effort underway in Pennsylvania to modify the Science and Technology Standards in the state education system in such a way as to decrease the overall level of scientific understanding.

It was forwarded to the AEB by a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and is being forwarded to all AAS members in Pennsylvania on behalf of the AAS Astronomy Education Board.

Bruce Partridge, AEB Chair

Alabama Curriculum Issue

AAS ACTION ALERT #2001-1 (Released in Collaboration with AGU)

[Mailed to members in Alabama from aas.org at 1:15pm, 5 February 2001]

Alabama Board of Education Slated to Vote on New Science Curriculum

Summary:

This Action Alert provides background information on an upcoming vote of interest to AAS members in Alabama. It provides resources for more information and advocates action on the part of AAS members.

Introduction:

Ehlers' Education Bills

AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-3

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:25pm 21 APR 2000]

 

Summary

 

This AAS Action Alert urges members to write their Representatives (and send carbon copies to Representative Ehlers' office) in support of three new Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education bills recently introduced by Representative Vernon Ehlers.

Introduction and Request

FY 2001 Budget Outlook

AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-02

 

SUMMARY

 

This action alert summarizes current events related to the Federal Budget and advocates new and continued action on the part of AAS members, members of its divisions and supporters of astronomy research. This alert is rather long mainly due to the sample letters and addresses of Congressional offices towards the end of the alert.

 

CURRENT SITUATION

 

FY 2000 Budget Summary

AAS ACTION ALERT #2000-1
[Mailed from aas.org at 11:25am 06 JAN 2000]

Summary: This Action Alert is a summary of how Astronomy fared in the Federal budget for fiscal year 2000. After a description of what happened inside the Beltway in 1999, we propose actions AAS members can take to help the funding situation for Astronomy for FY '01. Members are asked to begin action early, as last ditch communications are not always effective in Congress.

What Happened in 1999

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