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Feb 3, 2016 by Francis Vigeant

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

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

Jan 30, 2016 by Nicole Lanoue

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

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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