A review of the nation’s science standards has been released the Fordham Foundation. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, the study offers the first comprehensive review of state science standards since 2000. Written by pre-eminent biologist Paul R. Gross, The State of State Science Standards finds that even though the majority of states have reworked, or crafted from scratch, their science standards over the past five years, we're no better off now than before. The good news is that many of the standards are easily fixed.
The Kauffman Foundation funded the review as part of its comprehensive new agenda to address the math and science gap. Our commitment is a long-term, multifaceted approach to help the Kansas City area become a model for outstanding math and science education. Our ambitious goal is to provide students in our schools with an increased understanding of, and appreciation for, how math and science can be applied to solve real-world problems. We also believe we can make the Kansas City region a national model in how it equips its students with the math and science skills.