Draft Framework for New Science Education Standards Available for Review; Next Meeting Date and Call in information

Greetings STEM Education Coalition members!

A major development for your review and consideration today:

Today (July 12, 2010) the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Science Education released a draft conceptual framework for new science education  standards http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Standards_Framework_Homepage.html

The framework lays the foundation for what core science ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and scientific practices all students need to
succeed in science, and is the first major step in the development of the next generation of science standards.

For more information, also go to http://www.nationalacademies.org/

Stakeholders have until August 2 to review and comment on the framework.

2. Attached ps find the  current signatories for the STEM Ed Coalition letter to Senators Rockefeller and Hutchinson of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, urging them to take action on reauthorization of the America Competes Act. This letter will close out by 9.am. tomorrow morning, July 13, so please let James and I know if your group can sign on

3. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 in Rayburn House Office  Building, Room 2325. Please join us for the meeting, if you need to phone in the dial in information is as follows: 1-888-206-2266, Code: 1022283


Jodi and James

Jodi Peterson

Co-Chair, STEM Education Coalition

Assistant Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs

National Science Teachers Association

1840 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA  22201

(703) 312-9214 (office)

(703) 841-0250 (fax)




James Brown

Co-Chair, STEM Education Coalition

Assistant Director, Advocacy

American Chemical Society

Office of Legislative Affairs

(202) 872-6229 (office)

(202) 872-6206 (fax)




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