States Embrace National Standards for Schools
Doug Mills/The New York Times
By TAMAR LEWIN
Published: July 21, 2010
RelatedLess than two months after the nation’s governors and state school chiefs released their final recommendations for national education standards, 27 states have adopted them and about a dozen more are expected to do so in the next two weeks.
Their support has surprised many in education circles, given states’ long
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