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Second Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comments

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 … Continue reading

Needs Improvement: National Business Leaders Assess STEM Education In Metro Area

Public schools in both Kansas and Missouri plan to improve science and math education but have yet to make those plans a reality, according to a report released this week by a non-profit coalition of national and international business leaders. Summarizing their opinion of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in both states, the … Continue reading

KC-Area Educators Helping Develop National Science Standards

Six educators, a state representative and three business people from the Kansas City-metropolitan area are helping develop the nation’s Next Generation Science Standards. They are serving on a statewide committee to review and comment on work being done by Kansas State Department of Education staff members. Similar committees are hard at work in 19 other … Continue reading


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