As the 20th century closed, the nation’s biology teachers were able to stay on top of three of the biggest issues of the 1990s through membership in NABT and by reading The American Biology Teacher. These major issues were

Members were informed about progress on the new National Science Education Standards well before their 1996 release. Not only did NABT (the executive director and the board) establish a task force to review materials and identify how and where they would meet the standards, they prepared educational materials that met the expectations of the NSES and had an “instrument” on the Web for evaluating alignment of curricula, programs, and materials.

The second major issue of the decade continues today – the evolution/creationism debate. Throughout the nineties, numerous ABT editorials addressed the issue, and NABT released a position statement, “The Teaching of Evolution.” In addition to numerous programs at the national...

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