The Nebraska Department of Education has opened up their science standards (which look a lot like the Next Generation Science Standards) for public comment.
Massachusetts’ new science standards adopted by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education fall short according to a new Pioneer Institute study.
California used the new “flexibility” the Every Student Succeeds Act gives to have a new assessment rejected by the U.S Department of Education.
Only three in 10 Rhode Island students were considered proficient in science despite adopting the Next Generation Science Standards three years ago.
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.”
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.