States adopt uniform standards

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States adopt uniform standards
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 12:34pm

States to Establish Uniform Standards for Teaching



SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - For the first time, states have joined to establish what students should know by the time they graduate high school.



Governors, state education chiefs and other officials from across the country gathered in Suwanee just outside Atlanta on Wednesday to release the final version of the Common Core State Standards. States are expected to use the standards to revise their curriculum and tests and make learning more uniform across the country.



The federal government was not involved but has encouraged the project. The standards have already been adopted by Kentucky, Hawaii, Maryland and West Virginia. Another 40 states have agreed to adopt the standards in coming months.



Read more here:

http://www.parentdish.com/2010/06/02/states-to-establish-uniform-standards-for-teaching/


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Fri, 06-04-2010 - 12:33pm

Er, pardon me, but who is on this illustrious list of bigwigs who are going to decide what students should know by graduation?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 06-04-2010 - 12:43pm

Yes, I think they've left that part out saying only, "Governors, state education chiefs and other officials from across the country..."

It seems odd to leave teacher representatives out of the decision.

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