April 16, 2013
On April 9, 2013, Achieve announced the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Achieve is the non-profit education organization coordinating the development and release of the NGSS. According to the press release http://www.nextgenscience.org/final-next-generation-science-standards-released :
"Twenty six states and their broad-based teams worked together for two years with a 41-member writing team and partners to develop the standards which identify science and engineering practices and content that all K-12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college, careers and citizenship. The NGSS were built upon a vision for science education established by the Framework for K-12 Science Education, published by the National Academies' National Research Council in 2011.
The lead state partners include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia."
To read more, visit the Next Generation Science Standards website.