I had posted earlier that the framework for new national science education standards produced by The National Academies was delayed. The specfics behind the delay are still unknown. But now the Curriculum Matters blog announced that the framework finally will be released next week.
A prominent panel of experts convened by the National Research Council is expected to issue a final framework to guide the development of what’s being billed as “next generation” science standards for K-12 education.
The next step is for the national nonprofit Achieve to work in collaboration with states and various experts to actually craft a set of national standards.
Stay tuned! Board on Science Education website here.