Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.
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June 25, 2014
June 12, 2014
Third graders in South Carolina who cannot demonstrate reading proficiency on a state test will be held back starting in the 2017-18 school year, according to legislation just signed by the governor.
June 10, 2014
A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.
June 02, 2014
An official with the state education department in New Jersey confirmed that the state appears poised to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards next month.
May 22, 2014
In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.
April 01, 2014
With the recent defection of Florida, membership in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has fallen to 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, as reflected in an updated EdWeek map.
April 01, 2014
Education Week updates its map of common-standards adoptions to reflect the first reversal by a state: Indiana.
March 26, 2014
Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school), though only 17 states have policies regarding assessment in the subject, according to a new report.
March 25, 2014
Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.
March 07, 2014
Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.