California adopts Common Core Standards
| Aug 04, 2010
California is the latest state to adopt the new Common Core Standards, following a unanimous vote by the state Board of Education on Monday. The new content means discarding the standards California officials adopted about 13 years ago, widely considered among the best in the country. Despite initial concerns that the new national academic standards would “dumb down” California's curriculum, state education officials believe that with some adjustments and additional content, the new standards will give kids a stronger, more organized approach to math and English. Read more in a San Francisco Chronicle story
by Jill Tucker and Justin Ho.