Governors, state school superintendents propose common academic standards

By Nick Anderson

Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 3:43 PM

Several states are poised to adopt standards proposed Wednesday for what students should learn in English and math, a crucial step in President Obama’s campaign to raise academic expectations across the country.

State boards of education are moving rapidly to take up the common-standards proposal made by governors and schools chiefs, the leader of a national association said, with many in the South eager to act within the next several months. Maryland’s board is among them, but Virginia’s is a notable exception. {Read more here}

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