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Florida Activists Not Satisfied With Proposed Common Core Changes

The Florida Department of Education wants to make some edits to the Common Core State Standards.

POST UPDATED: Monday the Florida Department of Education unveiled a list of suggested changes to the state’s K-12 language arts, literacy and math standards. The changes add (or keep, really) calculus and cursive writing; they soften some elementary school requirements; and they clarify many objectives for teachers. “With your input, we have strengthened our standards [...]

Florida Supporters And Opponents Race To Explain Common Core

Florida Parents Against Common Core protest at a national meeting discussing the standards in June in Orlando.

When Gov. Rick Scott and Education Commissioner Tony Bennett met with school superintendents in April, Florida’s new education standards led the questions. “Let’s start with Common Core,” said Martin County superintendent Laurie Gaylord. “We recently held a Common Core workshop for our school board and our community and we got picketed…So I guess I’m reaching [...]

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