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Second Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comments

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The long-awaited second draft of the proposed Next Generation Science Standards is available for public review and comment: http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards. Achieve, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization coordinating development of the voluntary standards, released the new draft this afternoon.

Kansas is one of 26 states helping to develop the Next Generation Science Standards. Although Missouri is not officially participating in this project, anyone in any state may offer feedback from now through Tuesday, Jan. 29. After that date, comments on the second draft will be closed, and the developers will consider suggestions to modify the document before the final standards are released later this year.

Last year a first draft was open for public comments, some of which have been incorporated in the document currently available for review.

Here are some links to previous coverage of this topic in the KC Education Enterprise:

Area Educators Helping Develop National Science Standards

Kansas State Board of Education Hears Update on Next Generation Science Standards

Possible Effects of Climate Change on Next Generation Science Standards in Kansas

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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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