Common Core Sent to Public Review

Common Core Sent to Public Review

A report released this week says that Wyoming isn't cutting it when it comes to science curriculum -- this while the state prepares to accept new common core standards.

Sue Belish, former District 1 Superintendent, now with the State Board of Education, comments.

The state has been reviewing accountability in education leading into the legislative session. Belish is on a task force that has reviewed accountability and presented goals to the Joint Education Committee to improve college readiness and hold educators more accountable. She says adoption of a common core would mean a new state test, as the test must reflect curriculum.

Public comment meetings for proposed common core standards are scheduled this month across the state beginning Monday, February 6th in Gillette.

The report, authored by the Fordham Institute, ranked Wyoming 4th worst out of states in the U.S. in terms of science standards.

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