Following up “The Next Generation Science Standards Are Already Politicized,” Shane Vander Hart points out the standards are bad without the politicization.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has been a roadblock for the Next Generation Science Standards’ implementation in her state. Good for her.
Wisconsin has a new set of science standards based on the Next Generation Science Standards and they are up for public comment until August 12.
Ann Marie Banfield wrote an excellent letter to her local school board in Bedford, NH about the Next Generation Science Standards that can be a model.
A school designing its curriculum doesn’t have independence when standards and assessments drive what is being taught and in some cases how it is taught.
The Nebraska Department of Education has opened up their science standards (which look a lot like the Next Generation Science Standards) for public comment.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
Shane Vander Hart: What do I want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to do about AP History and other curriculum we don’t like? Absolutely nothing.
The Carroll Community School District in Western Iowa says switching to Smarter Balanced represents an increase of $25K to the district’s assessment costs.
The 2017 Iowa Legislative Session brings opportunities to attack Common Core in Iowa with upcoming changes in the Iowa Legislature and Governor’s office.