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Briefing Date:07/18/2011
Topic:A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Science Education
Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards

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Congressional Briefing
Monday, July 18, 2011
B-374 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education:
Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

This new report from the National Academies explains broadly the scientific concepts and practices that students in elementary and secondary school should learn and the order in which they should learn them. The framework will inform the development of new science standards for these grades.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 19, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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