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Next Generation Science Standards

A Nation Adrift

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Improving teaching and learning in the classroom should have been the focus of attention, not tests and charter schools. "Fast and dirty" solutions, such as pressuring teachers to raise test scores, were a mistake.

Rebecca Klein

Activists Slam West Virginia Board Of Education For Watering Down Climate Change Guidelines | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

Science education advocates are once again railing against the West Virginia State Board of Education for approving amendments to proposed education s...

Rebecca Klein

Climate-Change Education Advocates Denounce 'The False Science From West Virginia' | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green

The West Virginia State Board of Education (SBOE) has drawn the ire of science education groups after voting on standards that encourage students to d...

Rebecca Klein

These Proposed Texas Textbooks Get Climate Change Wrong | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

The opposition to new social studies textbooks in Texas is building its case. Last week, critics contended some of the proposed books distorted histor...

Arguing for Science Literacy

Arthur Camins | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Arthur Camins

Students who learn to be confident that their ability to "get smart" is not a fixed trait, but instead a malleable capacity that they can grow as a result of effort, are better able to engage in argumentation and persist through difficult intellectual work.

Oklahoma Committee Apparently Doesn't Want Kids To Think Climate Change Is A Thing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

An Oklahoma House of Representatives committee voted to reject a set of new science standards Monday, in part out of fear that the standards could lea...

What Gains Do Children Make in Curiosity, Creativity and Persistence, in 100 Hours? What Age Do You Start?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Over time, as the little ones got used to the environment and people, they became more comfortable with expressing their ideas and goals.

Broadening the Path to Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Vicki May

While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.

Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

Wyoming took an unprecedented step this week when the governor approved a budget that would prevent the state from reviewing or funding a new set of s...

Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

This is a critical time for one of the largest and most economically and culturally diverse public school systems in the country (if not the world).

The Missing Conversation in Educational Policy: Student Engagement

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Andrew K. Miller

Why aren't we creating policy to create professional learning experiences to arm teachers with a variety of techniques to engage students? Why aren't we debating policy to shift towards personalized and competency-based pathways to differentiate instruction for all students?

Group Files Lawsuit Against Kansas For Trying To Teach Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

An anti-evolution group is suing the Kansas State Board of Education for instituting a science curriculum that teaches evolution. The nonprofit Cit...

Kentucky Governor Sticks Up For Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

After a Kentucky legislative committee voted to reject implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear (D) si...

Summer Learning & STEM Momentum

Chris Roe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Chris Roe

With summer coming to an end, and back to school season fast approaching, now is the time for STEM educators, advocates and funders to champion the vital role that summer learning programs play in our efforts to improve year-round STEM education in California.

Creationists, Climate Change Deniers Rebuffed In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

In a rejection of complaints by creationists and climate change deniers, the Kentucky Board of Education approved new science standards on Thursday, m...

Kentucky Citizens Call New Science Curriculum 'Socialism,' 'Fascist'

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of the Next Generation Science Standards sparred during hearings in Kentucky last week, as critics took issue with the standa...

After Past Controversies, Kansas Embraces Evolution And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

The Kansas State Board of Education voted Tuesday to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new science curriculum that treats evolutio...

New Science Standards May Face Tough Battle With Politics

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

A new set of science standards released by Achieve, an educational nonprofit, could transform American science education -- if politicians can keep th...

STEM Education's National Moment

Ben Esner | Posted 01.23.2013 | Education
Ben Esner

Next Generation Science Standards, we hope, will raise the bar for schools even higher. But the reality is that most schools and teachers are unprepared.

State Officials Balk At Science Standards' Political Minefields

Texas Tribune | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

New nationally developed common science standards New nationally developed common science standards may be on the horizon, but it is not likely that t...