The Idaho House Education Committee will consider a proposed slate of new science standards during hearings Thursday and Friday at the Statehouse.

At issue are standards that will be used in Idaho’s K-12 public schools and charters.

Last year, lawmakers approved science standards on a temporary basis after first removing five paragraphs that reference global warming and human impact on the environment.

Those standards are now set to expire.

After the 2017 session adjourned, a team of Idaho science teachers, university officials and industry representatives developed a new set of proposed science standards and gathered feedback on them during public hearings last year.

News of the hearings broke Friday afternoon, and the House Education agendas appeared Friday on the Legislature’s Internet page. It’s unusual, but not unprecedented, for committee chairs to announce hearings several days in advance.

Click here to read the full story in the Idaho Ed News (January 26, 2018)

 

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