On September 4, California became the 6th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards after a unanimous vote by the State Board of Education. A timeline and plan for implementation will be decided in the coming months. The State Board did not make a decision about middle school standards and if they should be taught by discipline–earth science in 6th grade, life science in 7th grade, and physical science in 8th grade–or revamped into new integrated science courses.
Click here to read a blog post by Ed Week’s Erik Robelen.
Click here for a news article by Ed Source.
Click here to read the press release by the California Department of Education.