TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Corbett wants clarification on education standards

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:42 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett has asked state education officials to clarify that proposed academic achievement standards for Pennsylvania public school students are not uniform national standards, a step a spokesman said is designed to respond to criticism of the proposal.

Corbett's request apparently would not alter the substance of the proposed math and English standards, known as the Pennsylvania Common Core. He still wants the standards to take effect before the 2013-14 school year begins, and would leave untouched part of the proposal tying those standards to three course-specific tests students must pass to graduate.

The State Board of Education in March approved the Pennsylvania Common Core standards. Corbett's office is reviewing them before they go to a five-member state regulations board, whose approval is necessary.

The uniform Common Core standards were developed by non-government associations of governors and state education officials.

Pennsylvania adopted the uniform Common Core standards in 2010. They take effect July 1 .

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Beloved teacher at 3 Western Pa. schools hears from students across nation
  2. Oakland eatery Fuel & Fuddle to reopen under new owners
  3. 2 sentenced for avoiding arrest after Steelers player was stabbed
  4. Victim identified in Pleasant Hills apartment fire
  5. Feds admit cooperation remains obstacle with corporations, cyber threats
  6. Newsmaker: Brian Stein
  7. Duquesne teen to stand trial on charges he shot, killed unborn child
  8. 30 cited for blocking street at union rally at UPMC facility
  9. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Bucar upset with DA Zappala for alert
  10. Corbett christens $960K bus shelter, bicycle station in Robinson
  11. Private parking lots slow to follow Pittsburgh’s increase in rates
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.