ERIC Number: EJ1006742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-30
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States Soon to Weigh Science Standards
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v32 n19 p1, 13 Jan 2013
With common standards in science set to be finalized in March, states will soon face the dilemma of embracing them as their own or going their own way, raising the question of how common the Next Generation Science Standards will ultimately prove to be. The 26 "lead state partners" helping to develop the K-12 standards have agreed to "give serious consideration" to adopting them. Recent interviews with officials in a number of those states, such as California, Delaware, Kansas, and Maryland, reveal a generally positive reaction to the second and final public draft, issued this month for comment.
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards, State Standards, Political Issues, Educational Change, Evolution, Climate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California; Delaware; Kansas; Maryland