Common Core: 43 States Continue the Work


Reposted from the Education Commission of the States:

“This brief provides a sampling of state legislative activity and executive branch action around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through Sept. 1, 2014. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list; rather, it is narrowly focused on the single issue of state affirmation, modification or replacement of the Common Core.

State legislatures ultimately are responsible for establishing academic standards in nearly all states. Most legislatures then task state boards of education or departments of education with adopting and implementing the standards. However, a number of legislatures have recently added steps, such as waiting periods for public comment, that state education leaders must follow. At this point, 46 state legislatures have convened in 2014 and 38 have adjourned for the year.

Concerns about the Common Core — whether arising from worries about data privacy or anxiety over control of classroom content — have drawn widespread media attention. It should be noted that the vast majority of states adopting the Common Core continue to support the effort.”

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