Plum High School teacher selected to be a part of state science committee – Plum

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Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 9:01 AM

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Plum High School teacher Shubhada Bhamre was recently selected to be on a state Department of Education committee to update state science standards.

A Plum High School teacher has been selected to be on a state Department of Education committee examining new state science standards.
Biologist Shubhada Bhamre said she’s excited to be on the 10-member panel called PA Academic Standards for Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology Content Committee.
“I love biology, (and) my content knowledge is very good,” she said. “I’m very much interested in furthering the education both of students and teachers.”
In September 2019, the State Board of Education directed the state Education Department to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of Next Generation Science Standards.
The committee’s work starts June 16.
Members will meet in six full-day virtual sessions. Their report is expected to be used in drafting science standards that provide educators across the state a guide for science-specific content needs.
“These days the focus is not just on one specific content area, but of a cross-curricular nature,” Bhamre said. “When I …

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