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Your participation in the conversation about science education standards can be important. Education standards are intended to meet the needs of a large number of individuals and groups. By the same token, changing standards requires widespread discussion before revisions are made.
We worked on the white paper “Opportunities to Improve the Next Generation Science Standards (the NGSS)” for more than six months before posting it on this website in late 2019, making the paper widely available. Earlier, several experts agreed to review a draft and provide comments, for which we are grateful. In future blog posts we will highlight some of the comments and suggestions we received from them and from others, and we invite you to offer your own comments on this blog.
We will also have space here to expand on ideas in the paper. For example, we will identify some of the instructional materials teachers can use now to better support the goal of developing students’ scientific literacy, a goal we identify as the most important reason to strengthen the NGSS.
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Andy and Penny