Blaine County (Idaho) School District teachers and administrators are proposing new science and social/emotional learning standards.

During a school board meeting Nov. 8, Dan Vanden Heuvel, a biology and botany teacher at Wood River High School, said Idaho’s state science standards are lagging behind others’. He suggested that the School District join other Idaho districts in implementing higher standards so that local kids are more competitive on the state and national levels.

After several committee meetings and suggestions from school teachers and staff, Vanden Heuvel said, a good guide is the Next Generation Science Standards. He explained that those standards are already implemented by several states and were designed by the scientists that actually implement those skills.

Click here to read the full article in the Idaho Mountain Express (November 17, 2016)

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