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California Department of Education welcomes comments on Math Framework

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 09:31 AM

Not everybody is open to change, especially when it affects the education children receive. This is just one reason why some parents were on edge when they heard about the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) many schools would be making.

Fortunately for concerned parents, many states and school districts have made an effort to put people's minds at ease regarding their adoption of the CCSS. In California, parents and other state residents are even invited to provide feedback on the Standards' implementation process, as the California Department of Education recently released a draft of the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve."

The draft, which is available for review on the Department's website, provides information on how California schools can effectively implement the CCSS. People are welcome to offer comments on the framework until June 17, 2013. Then, the Instructional Quality Commission will review this feedback and possibly integrate it into the final draft of the Framework.

"This draft Math Framework is an important step on California's path toward the Common Core State Standards, which provide a practical way to prepare children for the challenges of a constantly changing world by learning step-by-step the practical skills they need for career and college," said Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction. "I'm looking forward to feedback from the public as we put these standards to work remodeling our education system."