Next Generation Science Standards http://wkms.org en West Ky. Teachers Are Ready to Teach Next Generation Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/west-ky-teachers-are-ready-teach-next-generation-science-standards <p>Kentucky K-12 schools are preparing for the implementation of <a href="http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-faces-challenges-new-science-standards">the new Next Generation Science Standards</a>, which &nbsp;have been met <a href="http://wkms.org/post/bill-nye-delivers-msu-presidential-lecture-ahead-creation-debate">with acclaim</a> and some <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/wyoming-next-generation-science_n_4922333.html">controversy</a> both in the commonwealth and across the country.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:19:41 +0000 John Null 41544 at http://wkms.org West Ky. Teachers Are Ready to Teach Next Generation Science Standards Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-weighs-next-generation-science-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky schools will begin using the new Next Generation Science Standards this fall.</span></p><p>While controversial, supporters say the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers.&nbsp;Critics, however, worry that evolution will be taught as fact, but Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it will be considered as theory, and he says man-made climate change will be treated the same.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:42:09 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 41151 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards Bill Nye Delivers MSU Presidential Lecture Ahead of Creation Debate http://wkms.org/post/bill-nye-delivers-msu-presidential-lecture-ahead-creation-debate <p>Science educator and television host Bill Nye will head to northern Kentucky Tuesday <a href="http://wkms.org/post/science-guy-bill-nye-debate-creation-museum-founder">for his much-publicized debate with Creation Museum president Ken Ham</a>. But the star of &nbsp;“Bill Nye the Science Guy” first stopped at Murray State University Monday night to deliver this year’s Presidential Lecture.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:23:44 +0000 John Null 38469 at http://wkms.org Bill Nye Delivers MSU Presidential Lecture Ahead of Creation Debate Science Guy Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder http://wkms.org/post/science-guy-bill-nye-debate-creation-museum-founder <p>MSU’s Presidential Lecturer, Science Guy Bill Nye will debate the founder of Northern Kentucky’s<a href="http://creationmuseum.org/"> Creation Museum</a>, the day after his speech in Murray. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:11:07 +0000 Chad Lampe & Associated Press 37745 at http://wkms.org Science Guy Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-faces-challenges-new-science-standards <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky is among several states preparing to introduce new science standards in public schools. And, like many of the others, Kentucky has seen opposition to the standards from a vocal minority.</p><p>But the debate has been a bit more heated here and some have even called the state's adoption of the standards the most contentious in the country.</p><p>“Everybody is watching what everybody else is doing,” says Josh&nbsp;Rosenau, policy director at the National Center for Science Education.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 35922 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards Kentucky Education Officials OK New Science Standards Despite Criticism of Evolution http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-ok-new-science-standards-despite-criticism-evolution Kentucky education officials' consideration of Next Generation Science Standards gained national attention last month when <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/next-generation-science-standards_n_3672418.html">The Huffington Post</a> and <a href="http://arstechnica.com/staff/2013/08/science-education-vs-high-profile-ignorance/">others </a>picked up on criticism of evolution and climate change during a public hearings on the matter.&#160;<p>Here's the latest:<p>The Kentucky Board of Education on Thursday rejected that public opposition and approved a final report from the education Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:32:21 +0000 Devin Katayama 33830 at http://wkms.org Education Chairman Doesn't Expect Major Changes To Kentucky Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/education-chairman-doesnt-expect-major-changes-kentucky-science-standards The chair of the Kentucky Board of Education doesn’t expect the controversy over newly-adopted science standards to lead to a change in those standards before they're implemented.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/US_Navy_100421-N-2304O-059_Gloria_Meneses%2C_a_medical_technologist_at_Naval_Hospital_Bremerton%2C_explains_the_properties_of_human_blood_and_the_process_of_separating_plasma_to_5th_grade_science_students_from_Jackson_Park_Elementa.jpg" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http:// Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:17:23 +0000 Devin Katayama 33706 at http://wkms.org KY education department OKs new K-12 science standards http://wkms.org/post/ky-education-department-oks-new-k-12-science-standards <p>The Kentucky Board of Education has approved new science standards for grades K through 12.&nbsp; They must now move through the regulatory process.&nbsp; The Commonwealth is among a coalition of twenty-six states that developed the standards that identify science and engineering content that all students through 12<sup>th</sup> grade must master to be prepared for college.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:33:40 +0000 Todd Hatton 32091 at http://wkms.org KY education department OKs new K-12 science standards Kentucky Asks Educators to Submit Comments for New Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-asks-educators-submit-comments-new-science-standards <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The Kentucky Department of Education is asking educators and others to weigh in on new science standards the state will likely adopt sometime this year.</span><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky is one of 26 states that are helping craft the <a href="http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards">Next Generation Science Standards</a> though the leading organization Achieve. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:46:56 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 26737 at http://wkms.org