(Des Moines) The Des Moines Register says Iowa officials are considering whether to adopt model science standards for what’s taught in the state.
Iowa was one of 26 states that helped develop the national guidelines for science classes called Next Generation Science Standards. The guidelines emphasize in-depth instruction and hands-on experiments. Many experts say that’s a good approach. Critic’s say the proposal would intrude on local school decisions
If the state adopts the Next Generation Science Standards, they would replace Iowa standards that have been in place since 2008.
January 27, 2014