Public Hearing & Board Vote on Revised Science Standards
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing and vote on adoption of the revised science standards next Thursday, March 31st. This will culminate a nearly 12-month process that has been driven by teacher input at every step. The public hearing will provide one last opportunity for science teachers to speak up in support of high-quality science standards for our students. If you are not able to attend the hearing, then please consider contacting your State Board member to voice your support for the revised standards. See below for additional information.
· You can view the meeting agenda here:https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/ViewMeetingOrder.aspx?S=1262&MID=49363. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am, with the public hearing following fairly soon thereafter.
· If you click on item E.1. on the agenda, you’ll see the final proposed version of the standards as they have been recommended to the board. The crosswalk document, displays the original standards, the initial revision, and the final revision in parallel. There have been some wording changes based on public comments, but I think the core of the work from the original teacher survey and working committees is preserved.
· The actual board vote will come later in the meeting, as you can see on item I.1. By clicking on that item, you can see the larger number of support letters, including one from GSTA, that were submitting in addition to the public comments. You will also notice that the standards are coming to the board with a recommendation to adopt from the Superintendent and DOE leadership.