Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

Three board members who spoke with the Journal-World this week confirmed that they have received copies of the original research by George Griffith, superintendent of the Wakeeney school district in Trego County, who conducted the survey for his doctoral dissertation.

Griffith, who also serves on the Kansas committee that is helping to develop a new national science curriculum known as the Next Generation Science Standards, discussed his research findings with the state board last month.

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