The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has extended the public review of the draft high school arts standards until Oct. 28. Those interested are asked to take a few minutes to review the standards in respective discipline, regardless of the grade level you teach. Go to http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ to access the draft standards surveys.
Achieve has announced that the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be released next month, the first week in January. Achieve encourages all interested parties to review the draft when it is released and provide feedback. The NGSS will be completed in March 2013. To read the announcement, go to www.nextgenscience.org.