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Kan. school board reviewing science standards

Published on -4/16/2013, 6:37 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas State Board of Education is preparing to consider new science standards for public schools.

The board's agenda Tuesday included a review of the final draft of new guidelines developed by 26 states, including Kansas, and the National Research Council.

The Kansas board could decide later this year whether to adopt the standards as the state's own.

So far, the proposed standards have generated little controversy, even though they treat evolution as a core scientific concept. Kansas uses its standards to develop standardized tests for students.

Past work on science standards in Kansas has been overshadowed by debates about how evolution should be taught. The current, evolution-friendly standards were adopted by the board in 2007, but state law requires them to be updated by next year.

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