science standards http://kmuw.org en State Officials Back New Science Standards Despite Lawsuit http://kmuw.org/post/state-officials-back-new-science-standards-despite-lawsuit <p>Kansas education officials are committed to using new science standards in public schools, despite a federal lawsuit attempting to block them.</p><p>The State Board of Education and the State Department of Education are defending the multistate standards, which the board adopted in June after two years of consideration.</p><p>Parents and a non-profit group filed a lawsuit last week, criticizing the way the standards treat evolution.</p><p>The guidelines say that evolution is a well-established scientific theory.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:34:59 +0000 Associated Press 24149 at http://kmuw.org Lawsuit Says New Science Standards Violate Religious Freedom http://kmuw.org/post/lawsuit-says-new-science-standards-violate-religious-freedom <p></p><p>An anti-evolution group has filed a federal lawsuit to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:49:18 +0000 Associated Press 24028 at http://kmuw.org Education Institute Says Kansas Is Scrapping "Superior" Science Standards For Worse Ones http://kmuw.org/post/education-institute-says-kansas-scrapping-superior-science-standards-worse-ones <p>The Thomas B. Fordham Institute says the Kansas is replacing some of the nation's strongest science standards for public schools with weaker, multi-state guidelines. The education think tank <a href="http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/final-evaluation-of-NGSS.html">released its findings today</a>.</p><p></p><p>Educators from 26 states, plus the National Research Council, worked together to develop the new standards. The Kansas Board of Education voted to adopt just this week.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:27:17 +0000 Associated Press 18788 at http://kmuw.org Education Institute Says Kansas Is Scrapping "Superior" Science Standards For Worse Ones State Board Of Education Adopts Science Standards http://kmuw.org/post/state-board-education-adopts-science-standards <p></p><p>The Kansas state school board has approved new science standards for public schools. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:46:26 +0000 Associated Press 18709 at http://kmuw.org Science Standards Raise Cost Concerns http://kmuw.org/post/science-standards-raise-cost-concerns <p></p><p>Kansas officials involved in drafting new science standards for public schools are trying to reassure the State Board of Education that retraining teachers and buying new classroom materials won't be unusually expensive. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:01:30 +0000 Associated Press 15787 at http://kmuw.org Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards http://kmuw.org/post/board-education-receive-science-standards <p></p><p>Kansas officials will receive an overview of the latest draft of new science standards for public schools being developed by a national consortium. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:45:28 +0000 Associated Press 15645 at http://kmuw.org Report: Science Reduced In Kansas Elementary Schools http://kmuw.org/post/report-science-reduced-kansas-elementary-schools <p>A new report says elementary schools in Kansas and surrounding states have reduced, or even eliminated, science education in recent years to emphasize reading and math.</p><p>The Kansas State Board of Education was told Tuesday that one in five elementary teachers in Kansas and surrounding states are recording science grades even when they don't teach the subject.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:29:31 +0000 Associated Press 8509 at http://kmuw.org Report: Science Reduced In Kansas Elementary Schools Top Morning News 10.17.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-101712 <p><b style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Kansas Officials Defend Proposed Science Standards</b></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:12:01 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 7165 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 10.17.12 Top Morning News 10.16.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-101612 <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); "><b style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Tuesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Kansas</b></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:12:54 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 7103 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 10.16.12 KS School Board Reviews Science Standards Work http://kmuw.org/post/ks-school-board-reviews-science-standards-work <p></p><h3 style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 6px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">&nbsp;</h3><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">State Board of Education members are reviewing the progress of Kansas and other states in drafting common science standards.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:35:43 +0000 Associated Press 7098 at http://kmuw.org KS School Board Reviews Science Standards Work