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Montana proposes new science standards for K-12 education

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Montana officials are considering new science standards to help guide K-12 educators. Montana officials are considering new science standards to help guide K-12 educators.
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Montana officials are considering new science standards to help guide K-12 educators.
    
The Missoulian reports that the Board of Public Education proposed a set of standards on Thursday that would more closely define what students across the state need to learn and when. Individual schools would still determine the exact curriculum and materials used.
    
The proposed standards are grouped by elementary grade-level standards, then middle school and high school. Current standards address only what students should know by the end of fourth and eighth grades, and by high school graduation.
    
About two-thirds of respondents to an Office of Public Instruction economic impact survey said they wouldn't have to change their district's curriculum to meet the new standards.
    
The new standards are open for public input and slated for approval in the fall.
    
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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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