Wednesday, November 7, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Approval of Instructional Materials Aligned to Common Core State Standards

From California Department of Education - NEWS RELEASE

SACRAMENTO—Providing a crucial bridge for schools as they shift to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the State Board of Education approved the first supplemental instructional materials aligned to the new standards, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.

"Approval of these materials gives schools another new tool as they work to bring the new Common Core standards to life in California's classrooms, providing a practical way to prepare children for the challenges of a constantly changing world," Torlakson said. "These materials—and those that will follow—focus on the key knowledge and skills students need for college and a career."


"Today's action by the State Board reflects the concerted efforts of the state's policy, legislative, and administrative bodies to put instructional materials in the hands of local districts to assist them as they transition to California's Common Core State Standards," said State Board of Education President Michael Kirst. "The State Board is working diligently to respond to the needs of students, teachers, and administrators as they implement the Common Core State Standards in their schools."

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