[Kansas] Science in the News (fwd)
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Tue Oct 12 08:43:35 CDT 1999
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The following roundup of science stories appearing each day in the general
media is compiled by the Media Resource Service, Sigma Xi's referral service
for journalists in need of sources of scientific expertise.
IN THE NEWS
Today's Headlines - October 12, 1999
KANSAS EDUCATORS TO TACKLE WORDING OF NEW SCIENCE STANDARDS
from The Associated Press
DeSOTO, Kan. (AP) -- Two months after voting to downplay the theory of
evolution in its public schools, the Kansas Board of Education is still
trying to figure out what its new science curriculum should say.
It's no simple task: Three national science groups are refusing to let the
board use their copyrighted materials, which are part of the state's current
testing standards, because of the board's stance.
As board members take up the matter today, it does so on the heels of a
public comment period. At a public hearing Monday, support and criticism of
its controversial August vote was voiced anew.
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