To successfully implement the Next Generation Science Standards, districts should establish a science leadership team, ensure that teachers and school leaders get high-quality professional learning, and collaborate with other districts, according to new guidelines from Achieve.

The group, which led the development of the standards, recently released a document outlining¬†13 “implementation indicators” districts can aim for as they bring the new standards to classrooms. The guide is based on feedback from educators in 10 California districts that served as early implementers.

The new guide acknowledges this and some of the other challenges educators are facing, and offers concrete actions districts can take to make implementation go more smoothly.

Click here to read the full story in Education Week (April 6, 2017)

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