Today, the American Physical Society's Committee on Education released a statement endorsing the NGSS. Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education also issued a statement in support of the NGSS.
Recognizing both the essential importance of training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the reduction of the United States’ competitive economic edge, members of the business community stand ready to work with states and communities in support of the implementation of the NGSS.
The development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is nearing completion, and the final release of the NGSS is anticipated in the second week in April (April 8-12). Thousands of comments received during the second public comment period have been reviewed and are being carefully incorporated into the standards.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement today regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards. The statement can be attributed to Dr. Karen L. Ostlund, NSTA President.
Helen Quinn and Okhee Lee will discuss NGSS and ELLs in this upcoming webinar on September 19, 2012. To register, visit the event webpage: http://ell.stanford.edu/event/next-generation-science-standards-ells.