Washington to be 8th State to Adopt 'Next Gen' Science Standards

Washington will become the eighth state in the country to adopt the “Next Generation Science Standards,” which outline what students should know about the big ideas of science, key practices scientists and engineers use to solve problems and fundamental concepts that apply across all scientific fields.
October 4, 2013

Washington will become the eighth state in the country to adopt the “Next Generation Science Standards,” which outline what students should know about the big ideas of science, key practices scientists and engineers use to solve problems and fundamental concepts that apply across all scientific fields.

Delaware, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont also are on board with the new voluntary standards.

Washington was among 26 “lead state partners” that have been working since 2011 on the massive undertaking, which has involved thousands of education leaders, science teachers, scientists and researchers who study how children learn.

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