The state Board of Education is poised to approve new statewide science standards.
We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher.
State education officials hope the Next Generation standards will boost achievement in science. Less than 20% of Michigan students passed the state science exam last year.
Michigan Department of Education spokesperson Martin Ackley says officials appear ready to move forward with the standards.
“The plan is for the state Board of Education to then take them up possibly for adoption in December,” he says.