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How to Avoid the Public Backlash with NGSS that Happened With Common Core

Feb 3, 2016 by Francis Vigeant

There has been a lot of negativity surrounding the Common Core State Standards, I would argue much of which results from the ways in which communities learned about them, rather than their actual worth. 

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Topics: NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, Policy, School Climate and Culture

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

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