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New York adopts Common Core Standards

The New York State Board of Regents today adopted the Common Core State Standards, joining the majority of states in embracing standards that are expected to raise the bar for students from kindergarten through high school graduation.

The Regents also adopted standards for prekindergarten, something that was not included in the Common Core Standards.

"As we build the curriculum and assessments associated with the common core standards our state’s Race to the Top work is underway," John King, senior deputy commissioner, said in a prepared statement. "We are fully engaged in developing and supporting great teachers and leaders, in building a powerful and agile student data system, and in implementing aggressive and bold strategies to turn around our lowest achieving schools. This is a remarkable time to be associated with education in New York State."

- Mary Pasciak

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