On March 10, 2010 a panel of educators organized by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released its proposal for national common standards for the education of all students from kindergarten through high school. Forty-eight states (all except Alaska and Texas) participated in the development of the proposed standards which prescribe what students should be taught at each grade level in order to be college and career ready by high school graduation. The panel invites educators and the public to review and comment on the proposed standards through April 2, 2010. A final version is scheduled to be published before summer. The expectation is that most states will adopt the final standards, which some believe will mitigate the problems associated with the current vast differences in educational standards from state to state. To review the proposed standards, please use the following link. http://www.corestandards.org/
To review some of the debate and controversy surrounding the proposed standards, please review the Education Week article at the link below.