2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

July/August 2009

In this issue

I. Science for All Americans at 20
On the 20th anniversary of Science for All Americans, Project 2061’s founder
F. James Rutherford and current director Jo Ellen Roseman offer timely insights into the book’s origins and its pioneering definition of what constitutes science literacy. Read the full story.

II. AAAS Officials Call for National Science Education Standards
AAAS and Project 2061 have long played a high-profile role in the science standards movement. In recent months, top AAAS officials have been advancing the argument for voluntary national science education standards for K-12 students. Read more.

III. This Just In…
Get the latest information on Project 2061 workshops, events, and news for the science education community. A Chinese version of Project 2061’s web site and the 2009 winner of the AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers top this issue’s announcements.

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