Next Generation Science Standards http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Leads Charge in Next Generation Science Standards, Despite Challenges http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-leads-charge-next-generation-science-standards-despite-challenges <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky is among several states preparing to introduce new science standards in public schools and, like many of the others, the state has seen opposition to the standards from a vocal minority.</span></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">But the debate has been a bit more heated here and some have even called the state's adoption of the standards the most contentious in the country.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:39 +0000 Devin Katayama 7288 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Leads Charge in Next Generation Science Standards, Despite Challenges Kentucky Education Committee Passes on Hearing Science Standards, Official Adoption Near http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-committee-passes-hearing-science-standards-official-adoption-near <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&rsquo;s new science standards have taken a step closer to becoming officially adopted this week.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:30:12 +0000 Devin Katayama 7219 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Committee Passes on Hearing Science Standards, Official Adoption Near Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests http://wfpl.org/post/public-opposition-kentuckys-new-education-science-standards-delays-process-creating-tests <p></p><p>Public opposition to Kentucky&#39;s new science standards has delayed the process for creating student tests tailored to the new material, a state education official says.</p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education now plans to delay testing (or assessments) on the Next Generation Science Standards until 2016, at least, &nbsp;the official says.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:35:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 7108 at http://wfpl.org Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests Listen (and Learn) More About Kentucky's New Science Standards: The Why and How http://wfpl.org/post/listen-and-learn-more-about-kentuckys-new-science-standards-why-and-how <p>Kentucky is moving forward with new science standards following a controversial week of rejection and then embrace as <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-committee-rejects-new-science-standards-beshear-will-override-decision">Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;announced he would use his powers</a> to override any legislative committee's decision to block implementation.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:52:41 +0000 Devin Katayama 6845 at http://wfpl.org Listen (and Learn) More About Kentucky's New Science Standards: The Why and How What's Next For Kentucky's New Science Standards? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentuckys-new-science-standards <p>Kentucky’s new science standards could face more legislative opposition, but educators are expected to convene as early as this month to begin training for implementation for the 2014-2015 school year.</p><p>The Next Generation Science Standards that were <a href="/post/kentucky-education-officials-ok-new-science-standards-despite-criticism-evolution">approved by the Kentucky Board of Education this year </a>revise science education in general, but have drawn controversy for expanding on evolution and climate change.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:27:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 6828 at http://wfpl.org What's Next For Kentucky's New Science Standards? Education Think-Tank Organization Cautions Against Science Standards http://wfpl.org/post/education-think-tank-organization-cautions-against-science-standards <p>A Washington DC-based education think tank is warning states like Kentucky that the new science standards they're adopting are less effective than they could be.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:54:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6522 at http://wfpl.org Education Think-Tank Organization Cautions Against Science Standards