New education standards

Local - 6/17/2013 6:00 PM
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education is asking for public input on the implementation of a new set of school standards.

The Board is currently on track to phase in new math and English standards, known as the Common Core State Standards, by the 2014-2015 school year.  So far, 45 states have adopted the standards, but opposition has popped up throughout the process. 

Superintendent Jim Brown of Raleigh County said implementing these standards will allow public schools to better compare their students' performance on a national level. "I think that's a positive," said Brown. "We know our students are going to be competing not only against their peers in West Virginia, but across the nation."

The board will take public comments on the issue for the next 30 days.


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ORIGINAL: 6/16/13, 8:45 p.m.

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education is asking for public input on the implementation of a new set of school standards. They are currently on track to phase in new math and English standards, known as the Common Core State Standards, by the 2014-2015 school year.  So far, 45 states have adopted the standards, but opposition has popped up throughout the process.  The board will take public comments on the issue for the next 30 days.

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