‘Common Standards’ Come Up at High School Hearing

By Mary Ann Zehr — May 13, 2009 1 min read
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Talk about “common standards” continues to pop up all over town here in the nation’s capital. Vicki Phillips, who heads up the education division for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, testified about what she thinks those standards should look like at a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee yesterday, GothamSchools reports.

U.S. Rep George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the committee, emphasized the need for the nation to address the high school dropout crisis at the hearing.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.