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Arkansas Board of Education adopts new math standards
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which create a revision to the multistate Common Core State Standards that are now in place.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/23KHyeC ) reports that the Arkansas Mathematics Standards will be introduced in classrooms in the 2016 to 2017 school year and will be in full use in the state's approximately 1,100 public schools by the 2017 to 2018 school year.
Public school program manager Thomas Coy says the new standards' content is largely unchanged but the individual standards have been reworded, divided into parts or supplemented with notes to help teachers.
Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key says the standards raise expectations for math education. He says the revision process was unprecedented in that it was very transparent and included public surveys and live-streamed meetings.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
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