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.
Good news! K-12 engineering education may soon be coming to schools near you! This is certainly true if your state is one of 26 states leading the way to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards currently under development by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, National Science Teachers Association, and managed by Achieve, Inc.
The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be available for review from May 11 to June 1. You can read the standards and link to the survey to give feedback on the standards from this page.
A recent poll released today shows voters are virtually unanimous—97%—in believing that improving the quality of science education is important to the United States' ability to compete globally. Moreover, making sure American students receive a world-class education in math and science ranked second only to fixing the nation's financial health as a strategy for improving America's economic competitiveness with other countries.