New Wyoming Bill to Undo Next Generation Science Standards Ban

Wyoming State Capitol Building
Photo credit: Alan Levine (CC-By-2.0)

I mentioned on Wednesday that we’ll be highlighting (Common Core, local control, data privacy, etc.) bills that we hear about in different states.  This story showed up a few times in my Google alerts.  Usually we laud different bills or, at the very least, see most as a positive step forward.  There is a bill […]

Bill Filed in Kentucky House to Repeal Common Core and NGSS

Kentucky State Representative Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) prefiled a bill in the Kentucky House back in September that would repeal the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in the state of Kentucky. Here is the language of the bill.  AN ACT relating to public school standards. Create a new section to KRS […]

South Carolina Rejects Next Generation Science Standards

The South Carolina Department of Education sent this press release out yesterday: Columbia, SC – Today, Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, announced that South Carolina has rejected the Common Core Science Standards and adopted new, high-level standards. “I am pleased to announce that we have rejected the Common Core Science Standards and adopted […]

Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core sent this email out to its members yesterday. TIME-SENSITIVE Petition for Science Standards The State Board of Education meets on Friday, April 11th in Casper.  They will be discussing the science standards for Wyoming students.  Despite the Legislature and Governor passing a budget amendment (see page 188 of PDF) to […]

Wyoming Prevents Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards

(Cheyenne, WY) Citizens across Wyoming participating in a grassroots education movement celebrated one small victory as the legislative session drew to a close last week. An amendment to the budget was passed, which will prevent the State Board of Education from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. This will provide an opportunity for the State […]

Kentucky Bills Filed to Stop Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Richard Innes of The Bluegrass Institute informed me that there are two bills that have been filed related to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The first bill, Kentucky House Bill 215 calls for dropping the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, reasserts state sovereignty over education, and […]

Kentucky Delays Next Generation Science Standards; Social Studies Standards

Interesting development out of Kentucky.  Kentucky’s State Board of Education also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards despite a lot of criticism.  A legislative committee voted against it 5-1.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said they would be adopting regardless. It looks like somebody’s putting the brakes on the implementation.  The Kentucky School Board Association reports […]