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January 08, 2019

STEM Instruction: How Much There Is and Who Gets It

Despite a push for greater STEM instruction, students and teachers continue to experience inequitable access to STEM-related classes and resources, according to a new survey of 1,200 schools and 7,600 teachers.

November 09, 2018

California Approved Nearly 30 Science Textbooks. But Are They Truly Aligned to Standards?

California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do next to narrow the field?

April 10, 2018

Measuring New Science Standards Is Hard. These Projects Aim to Change That

The AAAS launches a new project to develop assessment scenarios that measure the NGSS' energy standards.

March 15, 2018

Nonprofit Will Issue 'Digital Badges' for Science Units That Align With Standards

Achieve will offer the badge to science units it deems well aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

January 19, 2018

D.C. Will Invalidate 2 Years of Science-Test Scores

The cancellation will cause headaches for the 48,000-student district, which will have to seek a federal waiver because of the snafus.

October 26, 2017

N.M. Again Alters Science Standards After Public Outcry

New Mexico now plans to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards in their entirety.

October 16, 2017

Evolution, Climate Change on Chopping Block? N.M. Science Standards Get Airing

The state's version of the Next Generation Science Standards, for now, weakens standards related to climate change, evolution, and the geologic age of the Earth.

August 16, 2017

4 Tips for Awesome Eclipse Teaching

Here are four things for teachers to keep in mind as they design curricula for next Monday's total solar eclipse.

July 24, 2017

The Next Generation Science Standards' Next Big Challenge: Finding Curricula

Experts spell out some of the challenges to developing curricula aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

June 02, 2017

What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers

Teachers are grappling with how to present the recent overhaul in the federal government's stance on environmental issues.

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