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(Neb)-Public Comment Sought On Neb Social Study Standards

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/08/2019 08:46 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Proposed academic standards for teaching social studies in Nebraska would require public school students to learn how to manage money and would encourage them to look at history from multiple perspectives.
 
     The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking public input on the draft standards released Thursday and likely going to the State Board of Education for a vote in the fall.

        The standards detail what students in kindergarten through 12th grade will learn in history, economics, geography and civics.
 
     Harris Payne is director of social studies for the Education Department and says the draft builds on standards set in 2012 by adding clarity and direction for teachers.
 
     The standards also address how to teach about topics such as marginalized groups, climate change and civic engagement.


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