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Iowa Becomes 15th State to Adopt Common Science Standards

The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also adopted the common science standards, which emphasize scientific inquiry and engineering design and ask students to link broad concepts across the science fields. Twenty-six “lead state partners” helped develop the standards and pledged to seriously consider adopting them; Iowa was among them.