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06/03/14

Kentucky Schools to Implement New Science Standards This Fall, Report Says

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) (06/03/14) Spears, Valarie Honeycutt

Kentucky will implement its Next-Generation Science Standards for students in grades K-12 in the fall. Teachers will design curriculum, develop new units, and teach the standards to students over the course of the school year, and they will receive training over the summer. The standards were approved twice by the Kentucky Board of Education. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's department report said, "The goal is to begin teaching the new standards immediately; however, development of a new test for elementary and middle school will not take place until after the 2014-15 school year. Once the new test is built to match the new science standards, testing will resume."
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