News from Kentucky about the Common Core State Standards


I recently read a couple of weeks ago, that the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday announced that he would ask Kentuckians to review the Kentucky Core Academic Standards.  Holliday wants those from the public sector to make suggestions for revisions.  Kentucky was the very first state to adopt the Common Core State Standards in 2010, and Holliday believes that every five years the standards should go through a formal review process.  According to the Commissioner, Kentucky teachers, parents, business leaders and others from the state will have the opportunity to examine the standards and make suggestions.  The chance to give public feedback is tentatively to be called the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge.

What is the status of the Common Core State Standards in your state?

Meryl Becker-Prezocki, SME


Hello to all,

Earlier in the month I posted News from Kentucky about the Common Core.  A lot of people viewed my comments, but nobody responded with info about the status of their state in regards to the Common Core.  I am going to respond to my own discussion, and I hope that others will follow my lead and join into the conversation.

Indiana Recalls the Common Core State Standards

A few months ago Indiana’s State Board of Education voted to repeal the 2010 adoption of the Common Core State Standards.  Then Indiana voted to adopt new K-12 academic standards that were written with input from Indiana’s educators and other members of the community.  This was done according to a special request from Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence.  He wanted the standards to be specifically designed for the state.  Some say that the new standards are the Common Core “rebranded.”

Earlier in the month of May, the Obama administration issued a warning to Indiana and in a letter said that the state must show that the new standards are up to the same rigor as the Common Core.  This must be demonstrated or the state of Indiana’s waiver from No Child Left Behind is at risk.

Is it possible that Indiana may have some company?  Are other states going to follow their lead????

Meryl Becker-Prezocki, SME