The San Diego Union Tribune examines the work in San Diego to work towards new science standards.

“Students will act as scientists under a new set of science education guidelines that emphasize asking questions and solving problems, and the state is seeking input on how that will shape classroom instruction.

The draft framework for California schools outlines the ways that science education will change over the next few years, as the Next Generation Science Standards are rolled out through 2018. The framework is open for public comment until Aug. 29.

Eight California school districts and two charter schools have been testing the new science standards, and four of those are in San Diego. Vista Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Lakeside Union School District and High Tech High School are among the 10 organizations throughout the state that have tried the new practices already.”

The framework is available to the public at www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc, and comments can be submitted to scienceframework @cde.ca.gov.

Click here to read the full article in the San Diego Union Tribune (July 22, 2016)

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