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Survey Finds Many States Ditched 'Common Core' Moniker

Survey Finds Many States Ditched the Name "Common Core"

As more states adopt the Common Core State Standards, the names they're actually calling these standards continue to be different. 

A new survey by the Education Commission of the States, an education policy organization, said that many states have ditched the name "Common Core" and kept the standards, but "slapped on a new moniker that doesn't carry as much political freight," according a recent Washington Post article.

"Nineteen states have come up with a new name that includes anything but 'Common' or 'Core,'" the article said. "There's the 'Wyoming Content and Performance Standards' or 'Ohio's New Learning Standards' or the oddly phrased 'Maine Learning Results.'"

According to the article, 43 states and the District of Columbia have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards. Four states, Alaska, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia, never adopted the standards. Minnesota only adopted the reading standards. Two states, Indiana and Oklahoma, passed laws to "pull out of the Common Core, and four might repeal the standards: Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina," the article said.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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