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Posted - 07/09/2010 09:56am
State Adoptions of Common Standards Steam Ahead
State Adoptions of Common Standards Steam Ahead
By Catherine Gewertz, Premium article access courtesy of Edweek.org.

Nearly half the states have adopted a new set of common academic standards, barely a month after their final release and, in most cases, with little opposition. As of today, 23 states have decided to replace their mathematics and English/language arts standards with the common set. Another flurry of adoptions is expected by Aug. 2, since the $4 billion federal Race to the Top contest gives more points to states that meet that deadline.
By the end of the year, 41 states are expected to have adopted the standards, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
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