Connecticut Science Teachers Association

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developed by 26 Lead States and a 41-member writing team, are now finalized and posted at NGSS development has been a state-led effort, and all states, including Connecticut, gave input into the process.

Connecticut will now begin to study the implications of NGSS adoption and the other policies and resources that would be needed for successful implementation. Results of the adoption implications study will contribute to recommendations that will be brought before the State Board of Education later this year.

To learn more about NGSS and the NRC Framework upon which they are based, you may want to go to the  archived webinars at


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A web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th to 9th grade teams.  More at

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Connecticut Green LEAF schools are leading the way to sustainability! This new program focuses on

  • Providing effective environmental and sustainability education
  • Improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and
  • Reducing environmental impact and cost

The program is open to all K-12 schools in Connecticut.

What's Happening in Local Science?? Check out the Upcoming Events page!
Fordham Insitute evaluated the science frameworksfor all of the states, as well as the new one being developed by the National Research Council.
Connecticut got a "C" while the new standards came in at a "B+".
Check out the Safe Science Archives-- articles written by Connecticut's own Science Safety Guru, Dr. Ken Roy.
Looking for some good ideas from the past? Dig into the CSTA Newletter Archive. This is a members-only feature. Log into the website to access this feature.
Check out the Connecticut Journal of Science Education Archive. This is a members-only feature. Log onto the site to access this feature.