With the successful defeat of SB 167 during the Legislative session, it’s nice to see that we are not only on track with implementation of better educational standards, but we are in fact a leading state in terms of implementation of Common Core.
From the Gwinnett Daily Post:
Georgia’s implementation of the Common Core educational standards was recently given high marks on a report from a nonprofit and nonpartisan education board.
The report from the Southern Regional Education Board tracked progress in 15 states and benchmarked five areas to find “leading states” and “strong states.”
Georgia was named a “leading state,” with the most comprehensive array of resources and materials and the most extensive efforts, in two areas: Teaching Resources and Accountability. Georgia was identified as a “strong state” in Timeline and Approach to Standards, Professional Development and Teacher and Leader Evaluation.
Let’s keep up the good work so that we can continue to prepare our students for life after a K-12 education.