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The great thing about my department head and his relation to the lead science teacher is that we are doing curriculum writing for the middle school this summer.  We need to have more inquiry in our lessons and we are trying to move away from the mile wide approach because the AP students (ultimately how we are judging the success of the science department) have no science process skills.

The only problem is that the state is changing the exams on us so many times we aren't sure who is being tested and how.  Also we are struggling because the state hasn't settled on what standards it wants to use locking our materials budget in limbo till they decide as the school district doesn't want to pay for new materials.  It's an awful catch 22.