CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia is among 20 states selected to lead a national effort to improve science education for all students through the development of Next Generation Science Standards; Dr. Andy Blackwood, executive director of the National Youth Science Foundation will serve as a member of West Virginia’s team. The standards will clearly define the content and practices students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. West Virginia Superintendent Jorea Marple on Tuesday at Sissonville Middle School announced the selection. She was joined by representatives from Kanawha County Schools, the National Youth Science Foundation, TechConnect consortium, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia State University, Marshall University and the June Harless STEM Center at Marshall.

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