wyoming-tribune-imageThe Wyoming State Board of Education voted unanimously Friday to approve the 2016 Wyoming Science Content and Performance Standards, the first new science standards in 13 years, according to a release from the board.

The standards will now be sent to Gov. Matt Mead. If the standards are approved, school districts will develop local curricula to implement the standards by the 2020-21 school year.

“We are very pleased to be moving forward with new science standards built by an engaged and diverse group of educators, administrators, business people and parents throughout Wyoming,” said Pete Gosar, chairman of the state board. “The public input process on this was lengthy and robust. We applaud and appreciate Laurie Hernandez and the entire Wyoming Department of Education’s efforts and analysis throughout the process.”

Modeled after the Next Generation Science Standards written by the National Research Council in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association, with significant input from 41 educators, parents, business leaders and community members, the new science standards are customized for Wyoming students, according to the release.
Click here to read the full story in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Sept. 24, 2016)
Click here to read a press release issued by the Wyoming State Board of Education

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