According to Education Week, next month, Louisiana’s state board of elementary and secondary education is expected to vote on new science standards.

A committee worked for six months to produce new standards for the state, which currently has some of the oldest science standards in the nation. The group voted nearly unanimously to approve the standards last week.

Under the new benchmarks, there are fewer standards per grade level with more opportunities for students to dig deeper into the subject.

Click here to read the full story in Education Week/registration required. (February 22, 2017)

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