Science in Practice
Third graders Pauline Helger, left, and Hayley Morrow observe the underside of a crayfish in their classroom at Ranger Elementary School in Tiverton, R.I.—Gretchen Ertl for Education Week

Teachers Gear Up for New Science Standards

Even though only one state has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, some teachers have already scrapped old lessons and instructional styles to embrace new ones. May 22, 2013 - Education Week

Science Framework Seen as Valued Resource for Educators

The blueprint for the standards writers, the framework provides a reader-friendly accompaniment to the "technical document." May 22, 2013 - Education Week

Common Science Standards Face Capacity Issues

Investment needs for teacher training, curriculum materials, and assessments are likely to slow the pace of implementation. May 15, 2013 - Education Week

Informal Science Sector Aims to Play Standards Role

Institutions such as zoos and museums, as well as after-school programs and science competitions, could relieve capacity concerns. May 15, 2013 - Education Week

About This Series
The Next Generation Science Standards, finalized in April 2013, call for bringing greater depth to K-12 students' understanding of the subject and asking them to apply knowledge through the practices of scientific inquiry and engineering design, among other elements. Education Week takes a special look at implementation issues in this two-part series, Science in Practice.

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