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Education secretary visits Los Alamos

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By Wren Propp

New Mexico has a chance to be among those in the forefront to update science standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, said the secretary of the Public Education Department during a visit to Los Alamos on Tuesday.
Adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, also known as Next Gen, would put New Mexico among 19 states to embrace new science instructional requirements and updated content, said Cabinet Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski.
He was in town to congratulate schools in Los Alamos for being among 121 schools statewide earning the “A” designation.
PED has taken fire – particularly from the Los Alamos school board, local scientists and engineers and students – for modifications proposed to Next Gen, which includes switching out content on the human causes of “climate change,” for “temperature fluctuations,” and other modifications. Most recently the agency was the target of a letter signed by 61 scientists and engineers, Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory, published as an advertisement on Monday.
The letter said the proposed modifications had “no scientific rationale,” and would tarnish the state’s reputation.
Ruszkowski expects more discussions throughout this week, culminating in a hearing in Santa Fe on Monday.


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