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Kansas Education Board To Hear Standards Updates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The State Board of Education will hear updates in two weeks on the progress being made in writing new standards for teaching history, government and social studies in Kansas.

The board's agenda for its Jan. 15 meeting includes a report on a national project to draft new science standards. The guidelines are similar to the Common Core standards adopted by states for reading and math.

The meeting was moved back a week from its original date because of laws regarding when new members are allowed to take their seats on the board.

Four new members who won election to the 10-member board in November will be sworn in. The board will also reorganize for the next two years, choosing a chairman to replace David Dennis of Wichita, who's retiring.


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