Completed in April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards are the result of a collaborative effort between the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. They began by developing the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which outlined the science concepts students in K-12 should know. Design teams were created in four areas: engineering, life science, earth/space science, and physical science. The draft they created was offered to the public for comment in 2010, and the revised, final version was released one year later.
The Common Core State Standards buzz is heating up. On my desk sits a professionally-printed envelope with a DVD labeled “Stop Common Core” inside. A The picture on the envelope depicts Jane Robbins, a Senior Fellow with the “American Principles Project” and Texas Superintendent, Robert Scott. Also depicted is an image of a Trojan horse,
Common Core State Standards in Education The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are making their way into education and districts across the nation at different speeds. While some districts are steeped in units of study and/or curriculum mapping, others are choosing to wait and proceed more slowly. With either approach, I believe it is important