http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ37f1VpxqOGeBOFkoBvzL_ve8pa-jQbAEiiRaUiurrhzkxb7ISF-TLueMBy Jeff Gammage. On the third day of the federal government shutdown, the people who run an important regional science-education center began to get worried.
About paying their rent. Making payroll. About their ability to pay the hotel bills of the expert they dispatched to Egypt to help that troubled land revise its entire education system.
The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, a nonprofit research agency whose work influences schools across the Philadelphia region, gets 92 percent of its funding from the federal government. And that money has stopped flowing. More...