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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.

May 31, 2017

Water Filters and Space: A Glimpse Into a Next-Generation Science Classroom

A series of photos shows a science teacher taking her 5th graders through an exploration of water filtration, using space as a setting.

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.

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