- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota’s Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change.

The board made the move during its meeting Monday in Aberdeen. It also adopted new content standards in fine arts and educational technology.

The new science standards were applauded by the group Climate Parents, which circulated a petition in support of the standards. Spokesman John Friedrich issued a statement saying, “All kids have a right to learn about the scientific evidence for human-caused climate change, which is the largest challenge facing their generation.”

Not everyone believes that. The American News reports that the board added a paragraph to the standards introduction acknowledging the dispute.

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