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Science Classrooms Could Soon Look Very Different

Education leaders in Delaware and the 25 other states that have signed onto the the Next Generation Science Standards, a separate but related effort to the Common Core State Standards for reading and math. Next Gen is an effort to build common expectations for what – and, more importantly, how – students learn in science class.standards hope they will fundamentally transform how science is taught.

In an age when almost everyone has the Internet nestled in their pocket, memorizing facts is less useful, experts argue.