More Proposed Changes to the Common Core Standards
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA - The common core standards for local schools could be changing - again - as the Florida Department of Education unveils 98 amendments.
Education commissioner Pam Stewart said in a statement that they based some of the changes on the public input from forums held last year.
Some of those changes include adding cursive writing and re-assinging some concepts to different grades.
Representatives from Alachua County wish Tallahasse lawmakers...would make up their minds.
Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools: "a lot of these things going on in Tallahassee seem to be political. You've got the folks who really hate the common core on one side, you've got the folks who are really pushing for the common core on the other side and you've got public schools caught in the middle."
The proposed changes will go before the Florida Board of Education in mid-February for approval.
- Modern Education: Where Does Creativity Fit with the New Common Core Standards?
- New Common Core Changes- In Name Only
- Committee is Proposing Changes to Alachua County's School Dress Code
- Proposed Business Changes to Gainesville's Anti-Discrimination Law
- Legislature Changes Proposed Teacher Pay Raise
- Changes Proposed for Stand Your Ground Law
- Annual School Grades Fall Sharply Thanks to New Standards
- Marion Co. Horse Owners, Trainers Talk About Triple Crown Standards, OBS June Sale
- Alachua County School Board Officials Hope To Have Standardized Tests Delayed
- Crowds Gather to Rally Against Standardized Tests