Next Generation Science Standards

Londonderry Middle school science

Commissioner Edelblut questions science standards on NHPR’s Morning Edition

On NHPR’s Morning Edition, Commissioner Frank Edelblut criticized the Next Generation Science Standards, on which the State Board of Education adopted last year. Here’s an excerpt of the interview.

Seacoast papers: “NH education chief must be kept in check”

Seacoast papers: “NH education chief must be kept in check”

The Portsmouth Herald, Foster’s and the other Seacoast papers highlighted Commissioner Edelblut’s positions on climate change and vouchers to caution readers that big changes are happening in New Hampshire public education and people should, “Speak up now. The action in the Legislature is moving fast.”

Cornerstone Action liason: Current science standards fall short

Cornerstone Action liason: Current science standards fall short

Ann Marie Banfield, the education liason for Cornerstone Action, submitted this opinion piece to the Concord Monitor: What is everyone afraid of? Better science standards? Commissioner Frank Edelblut came under fire for wanting to improve public education in New Hampshire. You would think that everyone would join him in an […]

Nashua teacher: Student engagement due to NGSS approach is amazing

Nashua teacher: Student engagement due to NGSS approach is amazing

  Lisa Janosik, a peer curriculum coach in Nashua, defended the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) after the Nashua Board of Education proposed delaying their implementation for one year, reported the Nashua Telegraph. Board member David Murotake proposed the hold on the standards because of changes in state and federal policy […]

Nashua Telegraph: Nashua BOE proceeds with science standards pilot

Nashua Telegraph: Nashua BOE proceeds with science standards pilot

Nashua High School South student Ben Telerski advocated for the standards. “As a student, the Next Generation Science Standards seem to be exactly what’s needed,” he said, noting the state Board of Education voted not to review science standards until 2022. “So I don’t know why this discussion is even happening.”

“No science standards review” says State Board in clear and unambiguous resolution

“No science standards review” says State Board in clear and unambiguous resolution

At its April 6, 2017 meeting, the State Board of Education directed the department not to undertake a review of the New Hampshire College and Career Ready Science Standards. Here are the board discussions and the final resolution, passed unanimously by the board.

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

The Concord Monitor gives says that, although commissioner Edelblut testified that he was “the implementation guy,” he wanted to review the science standards without SBOE authority. The board stated clearly that there would be no review.

Sanborn High School

Forum: Discussion on a new direction for NH’s science standards

  The NH Department of Education is hosting a public forum for teachers & parents to learn and comment about the direction for our new K-12 NH Science Standards. The forum will be in the Alvirne High School Music Room in Hudson on Thursday, October 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. See […]

Companies pledge their support for NGSS

Companies pledge their support for NGSS

In 2014, 26 companies–many in high tech or science-related fields, pledged their support for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM in schools, according to Ed Week. As part of their pledge, they agreed that NGSS is the next step forward to prepare our students for life in the […]

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Here are a few great resources for teaching chemistry through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our website often for more resources like these! Five NGSS Standards About Chemical Reactions In this resource, high school educators will find desired outcomes, or what students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of  […]