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02/24/14

Illinois State Board Votes in Favor of Common Science Standards

Education Week (01/24/14) Heitin, Liana

Illinois will soon follow the lead of eight other states and the District of Columbia, with the State Board of Education unanimously voting to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. Developed by 26 lead state partners, including Illinois, and several national organizations, the standards stress deep, conceptual thinking, application, scientific inquiry, and engineering design. The board's decision is pending review by a legislative committee, which is expected to approve it.
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