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.
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February 23, 2016
February 17, 2016
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
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
The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education
January 20, 2016
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
For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.
December 03, 2015
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
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
With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.