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December 16, 2016

California, U.S. Department of Education Keep Up Fight Over Science Testing

California is vowing to appeal after the department denied the state's request for a waiver that would have let it skip standardized tests in science for two years.

November 16, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Religious Argument Against Science Standards

A group of Kansas parents and students argued that the Next Generation Science Standards violated their First Amendment rights.

October 07, 2016

Video: New STEM Teachers Learn at the Museum

As part of a special report on ways to support new teachers, the Ed Week video team examined a program for first- and second-year science educators held at San Francisco's hallowed Exploratorium.

September 20, 2016

Montana Adopts Science Benchmarks Similar to Next Generation Standards

The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.

August 31, 2016

Here's What We Know About the Next Generation Science Standards Tests

The new science tests will likely be two hours maximum and use computer simulations, according to a group of experts and state leaders who met recently.

August 12, 2016

Next Generation Science Standards Group Offers Tips on 'Bundling' Skills to Teach

Achieve, the group that spearheaded the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, recently released examples for how to "bundle" the science standards, or group them together to create units.

July 28, 2016

Video Interview: Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards

In this video interview, the president of the National Science Teachers Association, David Evans, answers nine questions about the new science standards.

July 07, 2016

Next Generation Science Standards: What Do Lessons Look Like?

Lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards are focused on application and making connections across topics. They're also hard to come by, for now.

June 08, 2016

Portland Schools to Ditch Textbooks That Express Doubt About Climate Change

The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.

April 25, 2016

Religious Challenge to Next Generation Science Standards Rejected By Fed. Court

A group alleging that Kansas science standards will result in anti-religious instruction in public schools lacked standing, the federal appeals court in Denver ruled.

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