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Education
1:47 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Federal Judge: Kansas Science Standards Does Not Violate Religious Freedoms

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleges science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism and violate the religious freedom of students and parents.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree ruled yesterday that Citizens for Objective Public Education and other people challenging the standards did not claim specific enough injuries to allow the case to go forward.

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Education
7:34 am
Mon September 30, 2013

State Officials Back New Science Standards Despite Lawsuit

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.

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Education Standards
4:49 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Lawsuit Says New Science Standards Violate Religious Freedom

An anti-evolution group has filed a federal lawsuit to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools.

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Education
7:27 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Education Institute Says Kansas Is Scrapping "Superior" Science Standards For Worse Ones

Credit via the Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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 released its findings today.

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.

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Education Standards
5:46 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

State Board Of Education Adopts Science Standards

The Kansas state school board has approved new science standards for public schools.

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Board of Education
6:01 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Science Standards Raise Cost Concerns

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.

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Science
11:45 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards

Kansas officials will receive an overview of the latest draft of new science standards for public schools being developed by a national consortium.

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Education
1:29 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Report: Science Reduced In Kansas Elementary Schools

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.

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.

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News
6:12 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Top Morning News 10.17.12

Kansas Officials Defend Proposed Science Standards

Kansas officials involved in drafting proposed science standards have disputed an Emporia State University biology professor’s criticism of the guidelines as weak.

Matt Krehbiel is the state Department of Education official overseeing work on the standards for Kansas public schools. Krehbiel said Tuesday the goal is to concentrate on important core, scientific concepts. And State Board of Education Chair David Dennis said he thinks the work is moving in the right direction.

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News
9:12 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Top Morning News 10.16.12

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Kansas

Tuesday is the Kansas deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming election. Kansans can register to vote at county election offices or online at the Kansas secretary of state’s website. Tomorrow the Sedgwick County Election Office begins mailing advance voting ballots.

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