46 States, D.C. Plan to Draft Common Education Standards


Our nation is on the verge of a transformational new movement to define educational standards for all grade levels through high school. As the article below states, 46 states are now in agreement that we need to adopt national curriculum standards to help make our country’s workforce more globally competitive. These states are no longer content to watch ill-prepared students get by in school by passing tests that fail to meet national educational expectations. The outcoming national standards hope to balance the discrepancy between what students score on state versus national tests, and to narrow the widening achievement gap between the United States and the world.

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By Maria Glod
Washington Post

Forty-six states and the District of Columbia today will announce an effort to craft a single vision for what children should learn each year from kindergarten through high school graduation, an unprecedented step toward a uniform definition of success in American schools.

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