Ed Potosnak on Innovation

Ed Potosnak has a great post on innovation over at downwithtyrrany:

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2010/03/dont-be-deceived-by-new-jersey-democrat.html

“As a technophile and science nerd I may be biased, but I believe America‚Äôs economic stability depends on how seriously we respond to the challenges presented by an increasingly technological global economy”

Read More:

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2010/03/dont-be-deceived-by-new-jersey-democrat.html

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Ed Potosnak for Congress

Blog Post from https://lukelaurie.wordpress.com/

Ed Potosnak, working hard for what's right.

Never before have I been so excited about a congressional candidate. Ed Potosnak is a teacher from New Jersey, running for that State’s 7th Congressional District. Ed is a science teacher who became an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and went to work in the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked on education policy with Congressman Mike Honda, and established himself as a skilled legislative analyst, making significant contributions in the realms of education policy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education policy, appropriations (funding government programs), environmental policy, and other fields.

Now Ed is taking his experience as a teacher and small business owner, combined with his policy work experience as an Einstein Fellow and Legislative Staffer, and is making a bold run for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

Ed is a clear-headed, critical thinker, with courage and tenacity. He is no career politician.

I hope you will join me in support of Ed Potosnak, he will make great contributions as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

His campaign website is http://edpotosnak.com/

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship: Perspectives of a Science Teacher Working in the U.S. House of Representatives

I spent a year working in the U.S. House of Representatives on education and environmental policy in 2006 to 2007. In the Summer of 2009, I returned for a brief while to reprise my role. The following paper describes my experiences.

Download or view the .pdf of this paper

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Al Gore, Luke Laurie, Mike Honda-in photo on the wall of the official Capitol "Shaft"

Overview
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a federal program that awards outstanding teachers of mathematics and science with the opportunity to work on federal policy in Washington D.C. for one year. The author was a recipient of the Einstein Fellowship in 2006, after working for nine years as a junior high science teacher specializing in robotics and engineering outreach. This paper summarizes the process of receiving the fellowship, the work completed during the fellowship year, and the perspectives of a classroom teacher working directly on education policy. The author returned to the classroom at the culmination of his fellowship year. On the eve of the 20th year of the Einstein Fellowship, readers may discover the significance of this program, and, if willing, pursue the fellowship and policy work themselves.