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State To Kansas Teachers: Use Only Research-Backed Methods So Kids Don't Fall Behind

First grade teacher Shauna Hammett focuses on phonics with her students, deploying a method that's backed by research — something state rules will soon demand. (photo credit: Celia Llopis Jepsen / Kansas News Service)

Kansas public school teachers are working to develop ways to keep kids from falling behind in classroom achievement. But no matter which methods the schools end up using, they'll need to be backed up by research, if they're going to meet state requirements.  


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