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Iowa Next Generation Science Standards Task Force Votes to Approve

October 16, 2013 2 Comments

I left the Next Generation Science Standards task force meeting at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines early.  I didn’t think there was going to be a vote taken today.  I was wrong. A friend called me and this is how the vote broke down: 11 members voted to approve without reservations. 7 […]

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Iowa’s Next Generation Science Standards Public Survey Results

October 16, 2013 0 Comments

I received yesterday a copy of the results of a public survey that the Iowa Department of Education ran on Survey Monkey for the Next Generation Science Standards.  It was dominated by educators as one would probably expect.  It asked several questions where respondents had to share narrative answers.  It should not be considered a […]

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3rd Iowa Next Generation Science Standards Task Force Meeting Tomorrow

October 15, 2013 0 Comments

The 3rd Next Generation Task Force Meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, October 16) from 10:00a – 3:00p.  It will be held at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. MLK Parkway, Des Moines) in the Principal Hall.  It is open to the public.  If you can attend even part of the meeting tomorrow that […]

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Open Letter from an Iowa Next Generation Science Standards Task Force Member

September 30, 2013 22 Comments

Guest post by Jill Jennings Hi there! You may or may not know that I am on the Iowa Task Force for the possible adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). I have been to Des Moines twice in the last two months for meetings to discuss this. We are scheduled to have at […]

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Sign Our Petition to Stop Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in Iowa

September 30, 2013 3 Comments

We’re launching a petition to let Des Moines know that we do not want top-down standards in the state of Iowa. Please consider adding your name!

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Task Force: Next Generation Science Standards or Iowa Core?

Leslie Beck • September 20, 2013 • Task Force: Next Generation Science Standards or Iowa Core?
Task Force: Next Generation Science Standards or Iowa Core?

The task force held their second meeting last Wednesday to discuss whether to replace the Iowa Core Science Standards with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  The task force is comprised of 28 members.  The task force is being asked to come to consensus at the Oct. 16th meeting and choose between the existing science […]

Task Force: Next Generation Science Standards or Iowa Core?

Task Force to Meet to Review Next Generation Science Standards

August 20, 2013 0 Comments

The Iowa Department of Education announced last week that a new state task force will be meeting to review the Next Generation Science Standards. The task force has 28 members: DeEtta Andersen, Science Teacher, Center Point-Urbana Community School District, Center Point Ross Brunner, Student, Marion High School, Marion Kelly Carr, Science Teacher, Lewis Central Community […]

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Next Generation Science Standards Are Up for Public Comment

January 18, 2013 • Next Generation Science Standards Are Up for Public Comment
Next Generation Science Standards Are Up for Public Comment

We have a very brief window to weigh in on the Next Generation Science Standards (Common Core).  The second draft is up online and you can give feedback until January 29th.  Iowa is one of the lead states in this initiative. Just to note  Iowa Department of Education has signed off on this with great […]

Next Generation Science Standards Are Up for Public Comment