Common-Standards Watch: Idaho Makes it Final

By Catherine Gewertz — January 25, 2011 1 min read
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It’s been a while since we’ve had news on the common-standards adoption front, but here’s an update for you: Idaho’s adoption has moved from provisional to final.

Yesterday’s unanimous approval by the state Senate’s education committee completes the adoption process. Idaho is one of the few states in which academic standards adoption is not the sole province of the state board of education. In Idaho, the state board must act (which it did in November), but the education committee of one of the chambers of the state legislature must act as well.

In Maine, the state legislature must still take action for common standards to be final there. And Washington state’s adoption isn’t final yet either.

Even though Idaho’s move doesn’t change our adoption tally (43 states, plus the District of Columbia), I’m including our map here as a little reminder of where things stand, since the frontier has been quiet for a while.

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