FHSU, USD 489 could partner on new science programming

Hays Post

Hays USD 489 soon might consider a partnership with Fort Hays State University’s Museum of Natural History.

At Tuesday’s USD 489 Board of Education work session, director of curriculum Shanna Dinkel said she was recently approached by the museum’s education director, David Levering.

“(Levering) would like to discuss a partnership targeting elementary kids,” Dinkel said.

Dinkel said the partnership could focus on after-school programs and possibly provide curriculum support for the states recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards.

According to the Kansas Department of Education’s website, the new Kansas science standards¬†adopted in June are different from previous science standards in that practices, concepts and core ideas are integrated.

FHSU President Edward Hammond and Levering are scheduled to provide more details in a presentation at the school board’s March 10 meeting at Rockwell Administration Center.


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