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Next Generation Science Standards...Local Previews Are This Week!

by John Olson, Science Content Specialist, MDE, posted on 8:14 PM, May 12, 2012
Across Minnesota, you have a chance to see and discuss the newest document in national science education!
The first public draft of the Next Generations Science Standards is open for review May 11 – June 1.  This will be an opportunity to influence the future of science education. The draft will be available at
There will meetings throughout the state starting Monday to receive information and give feedback.  The attachments give further details and registration information
Bemidji,               May 14
Marshall,             May 15
St. Cloud,             May 16
St. Paul,                May 16
St. Peter,             May 17
Roseville,             May 21, 23
Rochester,          May 22
Duluth,                 May 24
Moorhead,         May 24
Please forward this information to teachers, administrators, professors, scientists, engineers, informal educators and others interested in science education.  We hope to see you there.

Please download this information sheet about the meetings and this quick fact sheet about the standards!

John C. Olson
Science Content Specialist
Minnesota Dept. of Education