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Idaho Legislature’s action on school science standards draws national attention; only state to make that move

In an article headlined, “Idaho: Far From Standard,” the Weather Channel today has an extensive report on Idaho lawmakers’ move to strip five standards dealing with climate change from the state’s school science standards, at least temporarily. Idaho is the only state, so far, where the Legislature has successfully made that move, writes Weather.com reporter James Crugnale; in six states – Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming – similar efforts have failed.

Idaho currently is gathering public input about the move in preparation for redrafting its school science standards; at public hearings around the state, public comment has been overwhelmingly against the Legislature’s move. You can read the Weather Channel’s full report here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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