LA Unified gearing up for new statewide science tests in 2019
LA Unified 2nd graders will be taking a California comprehensive science test when they reach 5th grade in 2019, and district science coordinators are already gearing up for it, according to a presentation before the school boad’s Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Equity Committee. But it’s a huge undertaking. District officials leading the effort told the committee that...
By Mike Szymanski | November 3, 2015
‘Power Challenge’ helping LA Unified conserve energy
A new district-wide energy saving competition and curriculum in LA Unified schools are attempting to help the district save on its utility bill, while promoting STEM education at a time when California students are lagging in science and mathematics. In the POWER Challenge (Preserving Our Water and Energy Resources), district schools are competing to reduce...
By Chase Niesner | December 19, 2013
California Adopts New ‘Next Gen’ Science Standards
The State Board of Education yesterday approved a new set of science standards, dubbed the Next Generation Science Standards, which emphasize “a deeper focus on understanding the cross-cutting concepts” of scientific disciplines, according to a press release by the California Department of education. The standards were developed in a collaboration with a number of states over the last 18...
By Hillel Aron | September 5, 2013