National Science Standards Likely to Raise 'Ruckus'
from USA Today
Academic standards promise to revive simmering debates about how to teach science in the USA's public schools. In the works for two years, the "next-generation" standards push schools to teach fewer topics, but in a more integrated, coherent way. They prescribe a healthy dose of engineering and ask schools to rely less on rote memorization and more on critical thinking, constructing arguments and building demonstrations.
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