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Changes coming to Common Core?

Posted at: 02/10/2014 12:38 PM
Updated at: 02/10/2014 2:41 PM
By: Jessica Riley

Changes to Common Core was approved by two committees of the Board of Regents on Monday.
Changes to Common Core was approved by two committees of the Board of Regents on Monday.
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Two committees of the Board of Regents just voted to adopt a series of recommendations.

Students will continue to take Common Core Regents exams, but only students in the 4th grade and younger this year will be required to pass them in order to graduate from high school.

That means students in the 5th grade or higher this year can graduate without passing Common Core Regents exams.

The changes also provide new protections for teachers in districts that did not provide sufficient guidance on the standards.

The full board has to vote Tuesday, but they are all members of the committees that voted Monday. So the outcome is expected to be the same.