The Montana Board of Public Education approved new science standards for the state that are remarkably similar to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Curriculum is being developed that will introduce the problem-solving process that is basic to science, technology, engineering and math fields in preschool.
Montana: “Hey these aren’t Next Generation Science Standards, these standards have been reviewed locally! It doesn’t matter they look extremely similar.”
Shane Vander Hart: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has shown time and time again that he listens to educrats, not parents or taxpayers when it comes to Common Core
The West Virginia Senate Education Committee passed a watered down version of the House Common Core delegate.
Jennifer Helms: As science standards around the country are replaced with the Next Generation Science Standards mediocrity in education will rule the day.
One can’t claim the Next Generation of Science Standards are state-driven when they are based on the framework of a DC-based organization with an agenda.
Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill, L.D. 464, that would require Maine schools to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards because of bad timing.
HB 2292 that would repeal the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and reinstate Kansas’ previous academic standards in math, ELA and science.
Not everyone is happy, even science teachers, about the West Virginia Board of Education adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.