Organizers of new science standards recommend schools "go slow"

States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards will be challenged with training teachers and providing schools with the materials necessary to meet the benchmarks and expectations of the new science curriculum. Because the standards require a deeper understanding of science concepts and greater use of inquiry and design, schools can expect major changes to the way they teach science. Organizers recommend districts that adopt the standards take time to build capacity and infrastructure prior to implementation.

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