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11/27/13

Common Core Standards Teach Students How to Think Instead of What to Think, State Superintendent Says

AL.com (11/27/13) Belanger, Evan

At a recent presentation to members of the Alabama Community College Association, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said the new Common Core State Standards for math and English teach students to think, rather than tell them what to think. "They not only help us to teach the arithmetic, they teach us what to do with the arithmetic. We're so excited about where this will head us," he said. The standards, which are one element in the K-12 Plan 2020 to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate, aim to improve college and career readiness of high school graduates.
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