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Reports on US geoscience education published by AGI's Center for Geoscience & Society

( Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society is pleased to release two reports concerning geosciences education in the United States. The reports were developed in response to the need for comprehensive monitoring of the U.S. educational system in terms of the instruction of geoscience content and participation in geoscience-related learning experiences. The reports are based on data pertaining to science education collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The "Report on the Status of K-5 Geosciences Education in the United States" highlights geosciences education indicators at the kindergarten through grade 5 (K-5) levels pertaining to teacher preparation, curriculum, instruction, learning contexts, extra-curricular programs, monitoring systems, and accountability. This is the first full release of this report.

"Earth and Space Sciences Education in U.S. Secondary Schools: Key Indicators and Trends" presents Earth and Space sciences education indicators relating to college admission requirements, graduation requirements, science education standards, high stakes assessments, and Advanced Placement programs. This report is an update of a report originally released in 2013.

Decision makers, researchers, educators and the public are invited to download the reports or order printed copies from AGI's Indicators of K-12 Geoscience Education website at:

"With the publication of these reports, we now have data that will allow the role of the geosciences in our nation's education system to be monitored over time," says Edward Robeck, Director of the Center for Geoscience and Society. "These reports provide a snapshot of geosciences education in our nation's schools," Robeck continued, "and help us know the extent to which the geosciences are being included in the education of our nation's students."


The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.


Scientist: Most complete human brain model to date is a 'brain changer'

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Harnessing the butterfly effect

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Is nature mostly a tinkerer or an inventor?

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 18, 2015) - The Krüppel-like factor and specificity protein (KLF/SP) genes are found across many species, ranging from single cell organisms to humans. This gene family has been conserved during evolution, because it plays a vital role in regulating the expression of other genes. Understanding the evolutionary history of the KLF/SP gene family may shed light on major events in animal evolution and perhaps help discern some of the molecular mechanisms associated with certain human diseases, including many cancers. By closely examining the ...

Following maternal transmission, group B strep mutates to sicken infants

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New internet routing method allows users to avoid sending data through undesired countries

Censorship is one of the greatest threats to open communication on the Internet. Information may be censored by a user's country of residence or the information's desired destination. But recent studies show that censorship by countries through which the data travels along its route is also a danger. Now, computer scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a method for providing concrete proof to Internet users that their information did not cross through certain geographic areas. The new system offers advantages over existing systems: it is immediately deployable ...

Pregnant mothers influence fetal growth through genetics rather than maternal height

Transmitted genes, rather than growth limitations caused by actual differences in maternal height, are the key means by which a mother's height influences her baby's birth weight and length, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The report from Ge Zhang and Louis Muglia of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative and colleagues does, however, suggest that maternal height can directly mediate duration of gestation. Compared to tall mothers, short mothers tend to deliver ...

Shorter women have shorter pregnancies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2015 - Shorter mothers have shorter pregnancies, smaller babies, and higher risk for a preterm birth. New research has found that a mother's height directly influences her risk for preterm birth. Investigators at the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative looked at 3,485 Nordic women and their babies, and found that maternal height, which is determined by genetic factors, helped shape the fetal environment, influencing the length of pregnancy and frequency of prematurity. In contrast, birth length and birth weight ...

Hot chilli may unlock a new treatment for obesity

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness. Published today* in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University's Centre for Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases (based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) investigated the association between hot chilli pepper receptors (TRPV1) in the stomach and the feeling of fullness, in laboratory studies. "The stomach stretches when it is full, which activates nerves in the stomach to tell the ...

The Tree of Life may be a bush

New species evolve whenever a lineage splits off into several. Because of this, the kinship between species is often described in terms of a 'tree of life', where every branch constitutes a species. Now, researchers at Uppsala University have found that evolution is more complex than this model would have it, and that the tree is actually more akin to a bush. Less than a year ago, a consortium of some hundred researchers reported that the relationship between all major bird clades had been mapped out by analysing the complete genome of around 50 bird species. This included ...


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International team discovers natural defense against HIV

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