IL sci edFrom Chicago Tribune: As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions. By high school they’d be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions to global challenges, such as maintaining the biodiversity of ecosystems. Science education is undergoing a revolution that could hit Illinois classrooms as early as next school year, the Tribune has found. It’s a transformation designed to bolster science achievement and better engage students, though the reforms will face challenges and resistance, educators agree.