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The vision of K-12 science education in Oregon is to ensure that each and every student has access to high-quality, three-dimensional instruction that includes thoughtful and coordinated approaches to inspire future generations of scientifically literate students.
There is no doubt that science - and therefore, science education - is central to the lives of every community member. Never before has our world been so complex and scientific literacy so critical to making sense of it all. Science is also at the heart of each community’s ability to continue innovating, leading, and creating jobs for the future. That's why each and every student - regardless of whether they pursue college or STEM careers -
should have access to a high-quality, three-dimensional science education. “Equity in science education requires that all students are provided with equitable opportunities to learn science and become engaged in science and engineering practices; with access to quality space, equipment, and teachers to support and motivate that learning and engagement; and adequate time spent on science. In addition, the issue of
connecting to students’ interests and experiences is particularly important for broadening participation in science.” —
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