State Makes Changes To Common Core

State Makes Changes To Common Core

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New York state is adjusting Common Core.

It's now going to be called Next Generation Learning Standards for English and Math.

These modifications come after the State Board of Regents did two years of surveys and forums with teachers, administrators, and parents to find out what students need and what will work best in schools.

One new change - incorporating play as a learning tool for students in younger grades.

"The curriculum has not been reduced in terms of rigor, it's been adjusted to represent the realities of age appropriateness and the feedback from the people who know best, those in the field, those who are closest to the kids," said Stephen Todd, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES superintendent.

Teachers will have the next three years to become familiar with the new standards. They will officially begin in schools across the state in September 2020.

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