Standards To Receive Fresh Push
NGA, CCSSO Launch Effort to Set National Guidelines
After years of debating the idea of national content standards, representatives from 37 states were set to convene in Chicago last week in what organizers hoped would be a first, concrete step toward common guidelines in mathematics and English language arts.
The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers —the Washington-based groups that co-sponsored the meeting—want to build a prototype of high school graduation standards by summer, and grade-by-grade academic standards in math and language arts by the end of the year.
The effort would start with rigorous math and language arts standards that are aligned with college- and career-ready expectations and made available for...
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