News & AnalysisNewsmaker Interview: Stephen Pruitt

Coalition Begins Push for U.S. Schools to Adopt Voluntary Science Standards

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Science  18 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6083, pp. 793
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6083.793

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Stephen Pruitt is trying to coax as many states as possible into adopting a set of standards for teaching science in their elementary and secondary schools. The first public draft of what is being called the Next Generation Science Standards appeared last week, and Pruitt has made his job even harder by inviting comments on their contents. Pruitt offers a tutorial on the new standards in an interview with Science.