Pennsylvania formally adopts Common Core standards
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:36 p.m.
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013
As expected, the state Board of Education on Thursday adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards.
The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school.
The Common Core Standards in English, arts and mathematics will take effect next school year. More than 40 states have adopted or are considering some version of Common Core, which has generated controversy elsewhere but largely escaped opposition here.
The class of 2017 will be required to pass three Keystone Exams: algebra I, biology and literature; the class of 2019 will be required to pass four: algebra I, biology, literature and composition; and the class of 2020 and beyond will be required to pass five: algebra I, biology, literature, composition, and civics and government.
- Kovacevic: Do Senators have anything left?
- Penguins’ Dupuis earns teammates’ respect with consistent play
- Rossi: Late-game moves pay off
- Steelers might be looking at a youth movement in 2013
- Automated teller machine fees up 20 percent in 5 years
- Campaign makes push for organ donations
- Gulf Tower ‘turns’ red over Pens goals
- Alleged Washington County carjacker arrest at airport
- Gorman: Pitt hoops could soon have Western Pa. flavor
- Vandergrift dance studio adds faith to fundamentals
- Penguins notebook: Spezza will return for Senators in Game 3
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.