TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A new draft of history, geography and social studies education standards that focus more on context than content are ready for review by the Kansas State Board of Education.
The board will get the standards Wednesday during its regular monthly meeting.
This is the first revision of the social studies standards since 2003. Kansas typically revises its academic standards every seven years. The state board decided several years ago to delay those changes in order to prevent districts from incurring additional expenses during the economic recession.
The standards are expected to be formally approved later this spring after further public comment and review. Students will be tested based on the new standards starting in 2016.