Kansas education officials are committed to using new science standards in public schools, despite a federal lawsuit attempting to block them.
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.
Parents and a non-profit group filed a lawsuit last week, criticizing the way the standards treat evolution.
The guidelines say that evolution is a well-established scientific theory.
An anti-evolution group has filed a federal lawsuit to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools.