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.
Massachusetts’ new science standards adopted by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education fall short according to a new Pioneer Institute study.
California moves forward with a pilot of a new assessment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards regardless of the Feds rejection of their waiver.
California used the new “flexibility” the Every Student Succeeds Act gives to have a new assessment rejected by the U.S Department of Education.