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California teachers are introduced to the Common Core State Standards

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011 16:18 PM

While students who attend classes in California's Glendora Unified School District will not be introduced to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) until the 2014-2015 academic year, educators at these institutions are already becoming acquainted with the new curricula they will be teaching, Glendora's Patch website reported.

On October 10, District teachers had a chance to familiarize themselves with the CCSS at a staff development day, the news source stated. Throughout the remainder of the year, Glendora educators will continue to develop their knowledge of the new standards, including the ways they can be applied to their classrooms.

What separates California from other states that have adopted the CCSS is the fact that it will add up to 15 percent of its own standards, according to the news outlet. This is because California already has its own set of rigorous standards.

In a press release that coincided with California's adoption of the CCSS on August 2, 2010, Jack O'Connell, the state's schools chief, said that the CCSS will build upon the best of California's own standards to help improve student achievement.