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The APS Public Affairs Office organizes a policy fellowship for physics PhDs with the Department of Education.
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The full report of the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP) is now available. Except for a few excellent programs, T-TEP found that nationally, physics teacher preparation is inefficient, incoherent, and unprepared to deal with the current and future needs of the nation's students. An innovative national program is needed to develop new resources, expertise, and capacity in order to meet current and future national needs.
Toward this end, T-TEP recommends establishing regional centers in physics education. These centers would be the main regional producers of well-qualified physics teachers and would be a nexus for scholarly work on physics education. In addition, the centers would help veteran science teachers at all levels deepen their knowledge and skill.
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The APS Committee on Education has approved a resolution supporting the Next Generation Science Standards.
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J-TUPP is a joint task force convened by the APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and is charged with preparing a report that will engage and inform physicists in answering the question: What skills and knowledge should the next generation of undergraduate physics degree holders possess to be well prepared for a diverse set of careers?
APS has released ten statements on education issues including:
A new statement is in the works for Undergraduate Education in Physics.
APS Education Awards highlight programs that support best practices in physics education.
Committee on Education Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education
APS Award for Excellence in Physics Education
Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.