The Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, rewrites No Child Left Behind, and aims to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Data show only a weak correlation between Graduate Record Exam scores and success in grad school. Worse, there are stronger correlations of score with gender and race.
Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2016 will convene in Medellín, Colombia, next 16-20 May. Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and workshops are now welcome. Deadline: 25 January 2016.
The AAS seeks information from department chairs to make our "College Departments Offering Astronomy Related Degrees" page more complete and up to date.
Monday, 19 October 2015, is set to be a night of astronomy on the South Lawn of the White House and all across the nation. Here are 10 tips for gathering friends and family to stargaze together.
If you have successfully integrated meaningful research experiences into your undergraduate curriculum, a new website from the Council on Undergraduate Research wants to share your story with the broader community.
The AAS's new John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Heather Bloemhard, introduces herself and describes her path from graduate school to a PhD in physics and, ultimately, a career in science policy.
Our fourth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach for early-career scientists will be held at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January. Applications are due by 19 October 2015.
A recording of a Google Hangout panel discussion on the wide range of careers available to astronomers is now available on YouTube. Watch the video to see all that you can do with a PhD in astronomy.
Are you bringing research experiences into introductory classes on your campus? Please share your thoughts, comments, stories, and experiences with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.