What Parents Should Know

The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs.

Skills that students need to succeed?

We need college- and career-ready standards because even in high‐performing states, students are graduating and passing all the required tests but still need remediation in their postsecondary work.

Latest news

State’s education plan gets well-deserved recognition

JULY 5th, 2017

Kudos to the state Public Education Department: Two progressive nonprofits working to reform public education say that, of the 17 states that have submitted their plans to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), New Mexico is at the top of the list.

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Costs versus education performance in Kentucky

JUNE 10th, 2017

Thanks to a presentation on Common Core State Standards I did on Thursday, I’ve been looking at some financial information that relates to the cost changes for public education in the Common Core era in Kentucky.

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Parents, Facts That You Need to Know

The standards are designed to build upon the most advanced current thinking about preparing all students for success in college, career, and life.

Standards from top-performing countries played a significant role in the development of the math and English language arts/literacy standards.

The English language arts standards require certain critical content for all students, including classic myths and stories from around the world

The mathematics standards lay a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.

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