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April 22, 2013 08:21 pm

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Lawmakers in several states are taking the Common Core State Standards to task, wanting to reverse state adoption. Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, and South Dakota all have movements against the Standards. High School Notes

Students in New York took took the first exams related to new curriculum in the Common Core State Standards, and reactions are mixed. Many students seemed to struggle with the more difficult assessment. New York Times

Alaska has joined the state-led consortium working towards developing assessments that more closely align with the Common Core State Standards. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development made the announcement on Friday to join the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Juneau Empire

A New York superintendent supports the Common Core State Standards in this video. He says, “State Education commissioner John King said even the high-achieving school districts of the Lower Hudson Valley will gain from the new Common Core learning standards and the tougher, revamped state tests that debuted this week.” This Week in Education

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