Get Ready for NextGen Science

New national standards promise to revolutionize the content area.

Critics don't give New York science schools enough credit

The best American K12 schools, many of them in the New York City metro area, are fully competitive with their peers around the world, even in math and science—though experts often tell us otherwise.

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Wisconsin Students Are Living and Learning Science

This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.

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The Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards, based on the Framework for K12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council, are now available. Download a printer-friendly version here or click on the videos to learn more. An interactive version will be available soon.

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Taking STEM to the Jungle

National Science Teachers Association 2013 National Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2012 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.

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Education, Income Level Of Parent Correlated to Child's Brain Development: Study

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists found a correlation between a parent’s income and education level and the development of certain areas of their child’s brain that relate to learning, memory and stress processing.

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Next Big Idea Fest Inspires Science & Technology Careers Among Youth

LOS ALAMOS, NM — September 1, 2012 — A group of 13 Proctor and Gamble (P&G) engineers who call themselves Team Cheaparral are bringing their highly publicized Cheaparral 2J-2 Corvette to the Next Big Idea Festival, which takes place in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Sept. 15. Along with the Corvette, known as the “sucker Vette,” Team Cheaparral wants to bring young people up to speed on why the fields of technology, science and engineering are “cool.”

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