Pa. Education Secretary outlines Common Core review

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 11, 2014 10:55 AM

Photo by AP photo/Jeremy Waltner

(Harrisburg) --  The head of the state Department of Education says a website should up next month to collect public comment on aspects of the commonwealth's new reading and math standards.

Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq has told the State Board of Education the site should be available by October 14. 

The site will provide information about "eligible content,'' or how the standards apply to classroom instruction. It will also give the public sample test questions. 

Governor Corbett is calling for public hearings on the state's Pennsylvania Core, a modified version of the Common Core standards that have attracted criticism. 

The Pennsylvania Core standards were adopted last year. To graduate, students in the class of 2017 must show they understand literature, biology and algebra.

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