Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.
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August 15, 2014
August 11, 2014
When parents encourage their children to ask "why?." kids may be more interested in science later in life. How can schools engage students who didn't have that experience?
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
June 25, 2014
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.
June 23, 2014
Deploying a weather balloon engages students in real science and real learning.
June 18, 2014
Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.
June 16, 2014
A poignant new ad from tech giant Verizon suggests that how adults (ahem, parents) speak to young girls helps to explain the lack of women in STEM-focused careers.
June 04, 2014
A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.
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.
June 02, 2014
Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.