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What Are the Next Generation Science Standards and Why Do We Need Them?

A few weeks back, we demystified the Common Core State Standards to clearly explain what they are all about. Common Core does not cover science. The Next Generation Science Standards were designed to set a national standard in science and give teachers and their students direction towards college prep and careers in science. Before the NGSS came into play, the states used the National Science Education [...]

Chicago Teachers on Strike – 350,000 Students Out of School

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Monday after talks with the Chicago Public Schools ended without resolution late Sunday night. School board President David Vitale said the district changed its proposal 20 times during the talks and did not have much more to offer. The district did offer teachers a 16 percent pay raise over [...]