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May 25, 2017

New Science Tests: When Will They Start?

In a new report, Education Week looks at the many changes going on in the assessment world, including when states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards will begin tests aligned to the new benchmarks (map included).

May 10, 2017

4th Graders Are Getting 'Thin' Diet of Science Instruction, Analysis Shows

More than half of 4th graders spend less than three hours a week on science, according to a report from Change the Equation.

April 28, 2017

Helping Parents Understand the Next Generation Science Standards

New parent guides, created by the group that led the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, aim to get the word out about how and why science instruction is changing.

April 25, 2017

In Elementary School Science, What's at Stake When We Call an 'Argument' an 'Opinion'?

A researcher argues there's a fundamental mismatch between how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards think about arguments, and that that mismatch has real negative consequences for teachers and students.

April 06, 2017

Next Generation Science Standards Group Publishes Guide for Districts

To successfully implement the standards, districts need to establish a science leadership team, ensure that teachers and school leaders get high-quality professional learning, and collaborate with other districts, according to new guidelines from Achieve.

March 31, 2017

Climate Change Skeptics to Lobby Every Science Teacher in Country

The Heartland Institute sent teachers mailers with information that encourages them to teach about alternative explanations for global warming.

March 28, 2017

Engineering Making Headway in Schools, Analysis Shows

Engineering is getting more attention in classrooms, especially in those states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, according to an analysis of national test data.

January 06, 2017

Wyoming Adopts New Science Standards

Wyoming's new science benchmarks are similar to the Next Generation Science Standards.

December 16, 2016

California, U.S. Department of Education Keep Up Fight Over Science Testing

California is vowing to appeal after the department denied the state's request for a waiver that would have let it skip standardized tests in science for two years.

November 16, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Religious Argument Against Science Standards

A group of Kansas parents and students argued that the Next Generation Science Standards violated their First Amendment rights.

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