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Feb 3, 2016 by Francis Vigeant

Similarities and Differences Between NGSS and CCSS

While both Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards offer direction for curriculum design and student learning in the classroom, there are some significant differences both in the manner of their fulfillment in the classroom and in the tone behind their development and rationale.

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

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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