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Wed September 25, 2013
Schools working to implement Common Core despite political controversy
As early as today state lawmakers may revisit the Common Core State Standards. In the spring, Michigan’s Board of Education adopted the standards, but until now the legislature, concerned primarily, although not exclusively about local control, made it impossible for the state to spend any money implementing the Common Core.
Schools all over Michigan have already begun implementing the standards, and state funds for implementation are unlikely to help struggling districts buy the materials they need to align their curriculums and prepare students to be tested on the Common Core.
State of Opportunity has the full story of two rural schools implementing the Common Core and having different experiences with the new standards.
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