The California K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative Launches

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June 27, 2014 To get a jump-start on the implementation in California of the Next Generation Science Standards, two charter management organizations (CMOs) and eight school districts have been selected to participate in the California K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative.

The two California CMOs in the Initiative are Aspire and High Tech High, whose participation is funded by the Hastings/Quillin Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Developed by the K-12 Alliance at WestEd with close collaborative input on its design and objectives from the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and Achieve, this Initiative will be a fast-start demonstration project to build local education agency (LEA) capacity to fully implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades K-8. The Initiative begins its work August 4-8, 2014 with a weeklong Academy in Southern California.

Read more about the launch of this initiative.