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Pa. Initiates Review of Science Standards to Modernize School Curriculum


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 1:11pm

The Pennsylvania Board of Education recently directed the Department of Education (PDE) to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of Next Generation Science Standards.

Currently, the state Board of Education regulations include two sets of standards related to science – Science and Technology; and Environment and Ecology. Both sets of standards took effect on Jan. 5, 2002. Science standards serve as the basis for curriculum development and instruction in schools.

As part of its review, PDE...

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