Engineering’s place in science standards leaves room for teacher education

Engineering-scienceAfter two years, the final Next Generation Science Standards arrived in April, and along with a focus on rigor and real-world application, the standards include a focus on engineering—and education leaders are ensuring that their teachers have the resources to teach the subject.

Historically, many engineering education advocates have said they felt that engineering is the "forgotten E" in STEM. And while many are lauding the renewed focus on engineering, others wonder if classroom teachers have the experience required to teach engineering.

Now, programs...

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