Posts By: Cindy Workosky

Maryland and Vermont Adopt NGSS

On June 25, 2013, the state boards of education in Maryland and Vermont voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), bringing the number of states to formally adopt NGSS to five (Rhode Island, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, and Vermont). Full implementation in Maryland’s public schools is expected to be completed in time for the… Read more »

NSTA Responds to Fordham Institute Report on Next Generation Science Standards

Arlington, Va. June 13, 2013 — NSTA issued a statement regarding the release of a report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on the Next Generation Science Standards. “The National Science Teachers Association strongly disagrees with the opinions of the Fordham Institute regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS contains rigorous and substantive… Read more »

Kentucky becomes second state to adopt NGSS

On June 5, the Kentucky state board of education voted to approve the Next Generation Science Standards to be Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science (Science KCAS). The science standards must now move through the legislative review process and are not considered final until this process has concluded. For more information: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/sci/pages/next-generation-science-standards.aspx

Rhode Island is First State to Adopt NGSS

On May 23, 2013, Rhode Island become the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) after a unanimous vote on by the members of the state’s Board of Education. “Rhode Island is proud to be the first to forge a new path for science education as both a leading state in the… Read more »

NSTA Welcomes Next Generation Science Standards as a Way to Transform K–12 Science Education

In a statement released earlier today, NSTA welcomed the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) calling it an opportunity to transform K–12 science education by changing the way science is taught and learned in classrooms around the country. NSTA encourages all states to adopt the NGSS and begin implementing the standards in classrooms and schools across the… Read more »