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New West Virginia Science Standards: Mining for Uncertainty

May 24, 2016 by Sara Goodman


The adoption of new West Virginia Science Standards has hit a major snag in the form of the potential conflict of said standards with the state’s already troubled mining industry. The standards, which include human impact on climate change as an element students need to consider, has touched nerves around the state, especially in light of an economy that is presently struggling mightily with environmental issues and financial concerns. 

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Topics: Next Generation Science Standards, West Virginia, state-level standards

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