State superintendent adopts new science standards | School brief

Oct 23, 2013

State Superintendent Randy Dorn has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for state classrooms.

Dorn said the new science standards will provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on engineering and technology.

The standards describe at each grade from kindergarten through high school what each student should know in the four domains of science: physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering, technology and science application.

Gov. Jay Inslee, who accompanied Dorn at the announcement, pointed out that Washington’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs will get their start in classrooms.

“These new standards will help educators cultivate students’ natural curiosity, push their creative boundaries and get kids excited about science and technology,” he said. “This is a tremendous step forward for Washington students.”

-Edited by Beacon staff

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