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New Academic Standards Focus on Future Careers

June 28th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's Superintendent of Schools says the new academic standards that take effect this fall are about preparing students for careers and not about the state collecting personal data on students. Dr. Lillian Lowery spoke to WBAL News on Tuesday about Common Core, the new standards for reading, writing and math. Funding to implement these standards came has the result of the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program which provides billions of dollars to states to improve schools. The standards themselves were not drafted by the federal government, but drafted as the result of a partnership between the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Maryland is one of 45 states that have adopted the new standards.

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