The West Virginia Board of Education today (Jan .14) will reconsider its decision to make changes to the Next Generation Science Standards. Several West Virginia University faculty members are available to discuss the impact of their decision, which will change education requirements for K-12 students across the state.

WVU faculty members have been involved in research related to climate change and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, particularly related to K-12 education.

Additionally, on Jan. 13 WVU’s Faculty Senate submitted a letter to the Board unanimously requesting the Board to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards relative to climate change without any modifications.

The Standards adopted last month include new requirements for learning about evidence of human-driven climate change. Prior to adopting the Standards, the Board made changes to the requirements at the request of board member Wade Linger.

WVU faculty members with expertise on climate change and STEM education include:



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