In the middle of a political battle over science standards in Wyoming, one school district is training teachers in the types of higher-level thinking outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards. According to an article in Wyoming’s Star Tribune, “about 30 teachers in grades three through six built a new science curriculum using the Next Generation Science Standards as part of the three-year grant, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and piloted in select elementary school classrooms across Campbell County this year.”

“Students love it, said David Petersen, a sixth grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School in Gillette.”

Click here to read the full story in the Start Tribune (May 27, 2014)

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