California Alliance for NGSS

The California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS) facilitates collaboration among education, business, government, and community leaders to support effective and timely implementation of NGSS throughout California.

Alliance members are organizations representing pK-12, college and university educators and administrators, science museums and centers, afterschool programs, professional learning providers, parents, students, businesses, public policymakers, and philanthropy.

Here you will find news and resources to support the implementation of NGSS in California.

For more information, please contact Jessica Howard, STEM Initiatives Program Director, at

CA4NGSS Communications Toolkits

The CA4NGSS Communications Toolkits provide education stakeholders in California with ready-to-use and source materials to introduce and communicate the value and intention of the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA-NGSS) and guide supporters in promoting the implementation of the CA-NGSS.

Four toolkits will be available to support communications with teachers and principals, parents, and district leaders. Completed materials will be available through links on this page. Prepared for the CA4NGSS by the CDE Foundation, the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and Children Now, with support from member organizations, the content of these materials represents coalition member input but does not reflect each member organization’s formal endorsement. When using these materials, you are welcome to tailor them to best communicate with your target audience(s).

We welcome feedback and requests for other resources that will support your efforts to raise awareness about the CA-NGSS and to make science and engineering education a top priority in all K-12 public schools and districts in California. For questions or comments, please contact Jessica Howard.

Many thanks to the scores of CA4NGSS partners who continue to share their expertise in service of improved science education for all of California’s K-12 public school students!

Toolkit AudienceMessages and Ready-to-Use Materials (Updated October 2016)
General AudienceWhat are Core Messages?
General Awareness Article
Leveraging the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
Site LeadersCore Messages for Educators
Talking Points from Educators to Educators
Educator Fact Sheet
Principals' Overview
ParentsCore Messages for Parents
Talking Points from Educators to Parents
Parent Fact Sheet
District LeadersIntro to District Planning for Implementation
District Implementation Planning Tool
District Action Plan
District Implementation Planning Tool Research Brief
PowerPoint Presentation to District or School Leaders
CSBA Brief on Supporting NGSS Implementation

NGSS Information Sources

Find the latest information on California’s implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) website.

Register for Digital Chalkboard’s NGSS Community Group. Here you will find resources for teachers, administrators, and districts that are implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. 

Achieve produces a monthly Next Generation Science Standards newsletter, which includes implementation resources, NGSS in the news, and more.  You can sign up for it here

The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has a monthly newsletter called California Classroom Science. Sign up here for lesson inspiration and California-specific information.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has a NGSS@NSTA Hub website. There you can find news, curriculum resources, and other useful information. They also have a NGSS Community Forum.

The Teaching Channel has nearly 20 videos on implementing the NGSS.

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