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Will Your District Fund NGSS? It's Up To You!

Great News! A key component of California's new accountability system, the California School Dashboard, specifically requires districts to report on NGSS implementation in the Local Indicators section under "Implementation of Academic Standards."
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It’s been a difficult few weeks as we watch and hear the news of yet another school shooting. This tragedy has had a profound impact on myself and many of my teacher colleagues. So much so, that I feel I’d be remiss not to take this moment to…
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Beyond Marshmallow Towers - Engineering in the Early Elementary Classroom

Elementary teachers in Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD), a participating district in the CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative, have been diligently working on transitioning to the NGSS in their classrooms.
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That’s My SCIENCE Teacher!

As I walk across my school campus, a second-grade student says, “Hi Ms. Nielsen.” I return the greeting, with a smile and a chuckle.
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