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Jessica Penchos | September 20, 2016 | FOSS Program

The FOSS Middle School team is ready to announce that the Next Generation Edition for FOSS grades 6–8 is available! If you are currently a FOSS Middle School Second Edition user, you will receive automatic access to a digital upgrade from Second Edition to FOSS Next Generation Middle School. Here’s how it works.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 20, 2016 | FOSS Program

We’re pleased to announce that the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Edition has won both the 2016 AAP REVERE Award for Whole Curriculum—Science as well as the coveted 2016 AAP REVERE Golden Lamp Award for best Whole Curriculum overall!

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Joanna Totino | February 24, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

We've been hearing more and more about FOSS being used in summer schools around the country. In this issue we highlight two programs in California taking different approaches to bringing active learning to summer school students.

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Larry Malone | February 24, 2016 | Observations by Larry

In the mid 1990s, NSF was mounting a series of major science education reform efforts. The architects of these programs were sincere; the goals were laudable, and the enthusiasm on the ground was palpable. But ultimately, the envisioned reforms were not realized.

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Diana Vélez and Natalie Yakushiji | February 23, 2016 | Literacy

More and more we hear requests for FOSS materials in other languages.

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Jennifer Slavick | February 23, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Recently I walked into Ryan Kollar's sixth-grade science class and noticed something strange. It wasn't the fact that the kids were basically operating the class through concentrated student-led group discussion. It wasn't the weird diagrams drawn on the board. Nope, it wasn't even the cockroaches perched on the walls of the aquarium in his classroom. The strange thing I saw was Kollar smiling.

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Kathy Long | February 23, 2016 | Assessment

Formative assessment has become a bit of a buzzword, and like other educational terms it can come to mean many different things.

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Erica Beck Spencer | February 23, 2016 | FOSS Outdoors

Has a student of yours ever asked a question so big and so important that everything else had to stop until the answer could be found?

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Erica Beck Spencer | September 29, 2015 | Science News

Professor Ashok Gadgil is conducting work that will help millions living in extreme poverty and dangerous situations, such as in Darfur refugee camps.

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Kathy Long | September 24, 2015 | Assessment

As many of you know, assessment for the FOSS program has been evolving since the 1990s.

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