Commissioner’s Update – January 10, 2013

Commissioner's Update - January 10, 2013
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The second and final draft of the Next Generation Science Standards was released to the public Tuesday. Maine is one of 26 lead states participating in this state-led, national effort to improve science learning for all students through the development of more effective and rigorous science standards.

We encourage educators and others to review this draft and offer feedback via the NGSS survey by Jan. 29. Individuals may look over only a portion of the standards, but collectively many people across the state will have contributed to the review of the entire document.

All responses that are submitted from Maine reviewers will become part of the national feedback collected by Achieve, Inc., the organization coordinating the NGSS effort. This feedback will be important to inform the final draft. We appreciate your help.

— Stephen Bowen



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