National Research Council Releases A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

July 2011
NSTA Express;7/18/2011, p1
The article reports that the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) presented a new framework for K-12 science education and identifies important concepts and practices that all students need to learn. A state-led effort managed by Achieve Inc. will serve as the basis for the Next Generation Science Standards. The framework will inform the work of curriculum and assessment developers, teacher educators, researchers and others.


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