Some of the testimony from this afternoon’s Senate Education Committee hearing on proposed new school science standards: Chris Taylor, science and social studies supervisor for the Boise School District and a member of the state Department of Education committee that worked on the standards, said the supporting content, which a House panel voted to remove, is a crucial part of the standards. “To provide one without the other is truly a disadvantage for teachers and students,” he said. He noted that math and social studies standards also include supporting content. “That supporting content tells teachers what they need to teach students to prepare to perform to that standard. … Without that in there, I feel it would be very broad, and it will burden...
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Testimony: 'A crucial part of the standards,' 'Scientific basis,' 'Age-appropriate, relevant and local'