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February 29, 2016

Science Standards Challenged Again in West Virginia Over Global Warming

It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.

February 23, 2016

Eight Things to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards

By now you may have heard that there's a set of common science standards that some states are adopting called the Next Generation Science Standards. But if that's about where your knowledge ends, you're not alone.

February 17, 2016

Hawaii Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards

Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.

February 09, 2016

The Common-Core Reading Standard That Should Have Been

A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts said she has at least one regret about how the standards turned out: that they don't require students to read a large number of texts independently.

February 02, 2016

With Computer Science Ed. Gaining Momentum, Girls Still Well Behind

The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education

January 20, 2016

Science Teachers Need More Training to Get Ready for Next Generation Standards

Very few K-12 science teachers have the experience needed to teach the science and engineering practices described in the Next Generation Science Standards, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

January 08, 2016

Indiana Cursive Bill Gets A Fifth Go-Round

For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.

December 03, 2015

STEM Funding Streams Expanded in NCLB Rewrite

The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.

December 01, 2015

Common-Core Algebra: A Barrier to Graduation in New York?

New York has redesigned its Regents algebra test, which students must pass to graduate, to align to the common core. And the scores have consequently plummeted.

November 10, 2015

Connecticut and Michigan Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards

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