science standards http://ripr.org en Board of Ed Tackles Guns, Gist and Science http://ripr.org/post/board-ed-tackles-guns-gist-and-science <p>There’s a meaty agenda on tap this week at the State Board of Education. The group is scheduled to vote Thursday on a controversial proposal to allow police to carry guns on state college campuses. The board is also scheduled to vote on adopting new science standards and consider a contract extension for Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:29:20 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15643 at http://ripr.org As RI Rolls Out Common Core, Are New Science Standards Next? http://ripr.org/post/ri-rolls-out-common-core-are-new-science-standards-next <p>Rhode Island is one of 26 states that have promised to consider new science guidelines known as the <a href="http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards" target="_blank">Next Generation Science Standards</a>. The standards were developed by the same organization that created the Common Core, a group of national standards many states including Rhode Island are now adopting for Math and English.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:44:59 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15399 at http://ripr.org