From Education Week: The latest draft of the common science standards is sparking criticism from some engineering education proponents, who say the document gives the discipline short shrift and represents a step backward from an earlier public draft. “The whole process started very well, and they did a very good job in the beginning,” said Ionnis Miaoulis, the president of the Museum of Science in Boston, which developed the Engineering Is Elementary program. “Engineering appeared as a core element, but now it has been diluted significantly.” He adds, “Kids should know both how scientists discover, and how an engineer designs…Everything we drive, we wear, we live in, has been touched by an engineer.”

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