The first public draft of common science standards is coming under fire from a coalition that says the document gives short shrift to computer science and its role in the K-12 curriculum.
The Computing in the Core coalition, in a June 1 letter, said the draft standards fall short in ensuring computer science is part of the core curriculum.
Other feedback is expected from various individuals and organizations about the proposed science standards, which are being developed by a group of 26 states, as well as experts in science and science education. The process is being managed by Achieve, a Washington-based group that played a similar role in the development of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.
The deadline for the first of two rounds of public comment on the Next Generation Science Standards closed earlier this month.
A version of this article appeared in the June 13, 2012 edition of Education Week as Group Says Standards Ignore Computing