Thursday, July 8, 2010

Georgia makes 22!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported just before noon today:
Second ago, the Georgia Performance Standards became the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards with the unanimous passage of the new standards by the state Board of Education. The vote met with a standing ovation from the audience of educators, teachers and PTA members.
I'll add an aunt's applause to that: my nieces Hannah and Mimi are Georgia girls as of last week.

The adopting states so far are Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.



    This article about how state standards translate to college readiness in Louisiana illustrates the importance the common standards. It also illustrates of the meaning of "parental involvement for improved student achievement". Being an "involved parent" then means having knowledge, for example, that an apprentice score on the CATS test is equal to a 18 on the ACT and that their child will face several remedial college courses prior to earning any college credit, which increases the expense of going to college. Some parents wrongly jump to the conclusion that their child is not "college material", when in reality their child was just not properly prepared. And at age 19, that is a heartbreaking realization.

  2. It is great to see so many states "boarding the train." Through this whole process I have heard naysayers say that it will never happen. I am so glad the people who accomplish things are at the forefront and keeping the focus on kids and the griping far in the distance!


Updates and data on Kentucky education!