News

June 15, 2013
News Item

Since the development and release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), leaders in science, K–12 education, higher education, business, technology, and research have voiced their support for the NGSS as a high-quality set of K–12 science standards that will better prepare students for college and careers

June 13, 2013
News Item

Today, the American Physical Society's Committee on Education released a statement endorsing the NGSS. Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education also issued a statement in support of the NGSS.

May 17, 2013
News Item

An interactive version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available online. This tool allows users to search the standards and organize content to meet their needs. Within the Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) and Topics arrangements, standards can be organized by grade band/level and DCI. The NGSS can also be viewed as the individual performance expectations that make up the standards. In this arrangement, content can be organized by the three dimensions from the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and DCIs.

May 7, 2013
News Item

Recognizing both the essential importance of training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the reduction of the United States’ competitive economic edge, members of the business community stand ready to work with states and communities in support of the implementation of the NGSS.

April 9, 2013
Press Release
On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released. Twenty six states and their broad-based teams worked together for two years with a 41-member writing team and partners to develop the standards which identify science and engineering practices and content that all K-12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college, careers and citizenship.
March 28, 2013
News Item

The development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is nearing completion, and the final release of the NGSS is anticipated in the second week in April (April 8-12). Thousands of comments received during the second public comment period have been reviewed and are being carefully incorporated into the standards.

January 8, 2013
Press Release

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement today regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards. The statement can be attributed to Dr. Karen L. Ostlund, NSTA President.

November 28, 2012
News Item

The release of the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is set for the first week in January. The NGSS will be completed in March of 2013.

November 12, 2012
NGSS in the News

Subject gets renewed emphasis at elementary level as new standards change expectations.

September 1, 2012
News Item

Throughout Fall 2012, NSTA is presenting a series of eight web seminars on the practices described in The Framework for K-12 Science Education, released in 2011 by the National Research Council (NRC).