According to the Associated Press, after three years of resistance at the GOP-dominant Statehouse, Idaho schools are implementing a new slate of robust science standards.

The Senate Education Committee on Thursday (Feb. 22, 2018) approved adopting the updated science standards after little debate.

“I think it’s important to recognize this content has been well vetted by our teachers, we’ve had public hearings on this information,” said Sen. Janie Ward-Engleking, a Democrat from Boise. “So it’s very important to recognize that these are the professionals of our field and it’s very important to adopt them in their entirety.”

The low-strife energy surrounding the decision stands out in comparison to the years of contested debate led by some Republican lawmakers who had tried to amend the proposed standards over concerns about references to global warming and the origin of the universe.

Click here to read the full story by the Associated Press (Feb. 22, 2018)

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