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Massachusetts Adopts Next Generation of Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards for K-12

Jan 30, 2016 by Nicole Lanoue

On January 26th, 2016, while most educators were hard at work in their classrooms, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met at Roxbury Community College to vote on a resolution to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards. The proposed standards, a very close reflection of the Next Generation Science Standards, are taking the place of the 2006 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Science, Technology, and Engineering.

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Topics: education, STEM, Policy

What Can American Science Teachers Learn from "Smarter" Countries?

May 5, 2014 by Sara Goodman

The news around America's place in the global classroom can feel daunting. Each year's data suggests that American students are sliding behind their global peers, especially in math and science, which puts our country in a precarious position as we face a future with increased demand for big thinkers in the STEM fields. So what can teachers in this country learn from classrooms overseas? What is so different about those countries with, as writer and educator Amanda Ripley puts it, the "smartest kids in the world"?

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Topics: education

5 Tips to Prepare for Your First Classroom Observation

May 2, 2014 by Sara Goodman

Preparing for a classroom observation, whether it’s your very first or your fiftieth, can be a nerve-wracking experience—but it doesn’t have to be. Use our tips below and make your first classroom observation a success!

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Topics: education, classroom challenges

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