The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of

The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of February public forums and a statewide
survey following a state panel’s recommendation to get public feedback on the Next Generation Science
Standards. These are a set of learning expectations in science for students in kindergarten through high
school. The Next Generation Science Standards were developed by 26 states, including Iowa. All states
can consider adopting and adapting them to meet their needs.
Public feedback will be used to provide guidance to the Science Standards Review Team, which is
expected to submit a final recommendation regarding science standards to the State Board of Education
later this year.
The survey, which is open through February 27, can be found at the following link:
The public forums are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, Feb. 11: Waukee
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Waukee Community Schools District Office – Board Room
560 Southeast University Ave.
Waukee, IA
Tuesday, Feb. 24, Ottumwa
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Ottumwa Office – Auditorium
2814 North Court Street
Ottumwa, IA
Wednesday, Feb. 25, Dubuque
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Keystone Area Education Agency, Dubuque Office – Room 1 ABC
2310 Chaney Road
Dubuque, IA
Thursday, Feb. 26, Sioux City
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Area Education Agency, Administrative Office – Room A/Auditorium
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA
The Next Generation Science Standards can be found at
For more information, please visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website at