By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Common Core State Standards developed by the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, now have 46 states and DC adopting “college- and career-ready standards,” in English language arts and math.

However, the National Education Policy Center makes clear that core standards depend less on the standards themselves than on implementation, and whether states invest in necessary curricular and instructional resources and supports and use standards’ assessments from the two national testing consortia which will evaluate use in the 2014-2015 school year.

An Education Week article reports that more than 100 Roman Catholic Dioceses nationwide, including Philadelphia, and other Christian denominations, are making the transition as well.

Standards will help ensure that students in Pennsylvania and in California are being taught the same basic material, providing equity for children regardless of zip codes!

Read more at the National Education Policy Center.

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