Reframing Science Standards

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Science  30 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5991, pp. 491
DOI: 10.1126/science.1195444


A promising draft Framework for Science Education was recently posted by the U.S. National Academies for public comment (until 2 August) and review (see www7.nationalacademies.org/bose). Its goal is to define the science that all students should be taught from age 5 through precollege in the United States, building on lessons learned from the 1996 National Science Education Standards (NSES). Will this new effort, initiated to help produce a common core for science education across states,* be more successful than the last one?