Common Core Standards Up For Comment In March

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A "draft-of-a-draft" of The Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) was presented to the state Board of Education this week.

A quick overview of the 450-plus page document was provided comparing the proposed Core Standards with Michigan's standards in general, Michigan English Language Arts standards and Michigan mathematics standards.

MDE staff said they were anticipating a "new draft at any moment" for further review and comment.

The K-12 Comment Core Standards are expected to be released for public comment sometime in March with the final standards release set for late March or April.

More information can be obtained at the NGA website ( or the CCSSO website (

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