TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas officials involved in drafting proposed science standards dispute an Emporia State University biology professor’s criticism of the guidelines as weak.
Matt Krehbiel is the state Department of Education official overseeing work on the standards for Kansas public schools. Krehbiel said Tuesday the goal is to concentrate on important core, scientific concepts.
And State Board of Education Chairman David Dennis said he thinks the work is moving in the right direction.
Emporia State professor John Richard Schrock said earlier Tuesday the proposed standards don’t have enough material on such subjects as botany, zoology and microbiology.
Kansas is working with 25 other states and the National Research Council on common standards for possible adoption in their public schools.
The state board of Education heard an update Tuesday.