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New Science Standards Require Ky. Students To Think For Themselves

It’s all part of the Next Generation Science Standards – a new set of academic guidelines that teachers across Kentucky are putting into practice this year. To date, 11 other states, as well as Washington, D.C., have implemented the science standards.

Much like the Common Core Standards in math and language arts – which have been adopted by 43 states — the science standards describe what students need to know before they complete each grade level. 

And like the Common Core, the new science standards don’t arrive without controversy. Some conservatives see the standards as another step toward a federal takeover of education.