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Maryland school district to implement CCSS early
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 16:26 PM

To ensure that students receive a rigorous, high-quality education, Maryland was one of the first states to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to the Maryland State Department of Education. Now, pupils who attend classes within the state’s Charles County Public Schools district will be among the first in the country to learn using the CCSS, Southern Maryland Newspapers Online reported.

In Maryland, schools have until the 2013-2014 academic year to fully implement the CCSS, according to the news source. However, officials from the Charles County district have decided to begin the transition sooner so students and staff can get a head start on learning about the Common Core.

As the new Standards will now be phased in during Charles County’s next academic year, staff members have been participating in CCSS training sessions that will continue during the summer.

With an earlier implementation of the CCSS will come an early introduction to certain academic topics, the news outlet reported. For instance, Algebra II students currently learn how to create equations and inequalities in one variable. Once the new Standards are in place, pupils will acquire these skills in an Algebra I class.