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Online classes work to adopt Common Core State Standards


As more school systems are either adopting the Common Core State Standards in order to comply with legislation, some programs are having a more difficult time determining how exactly the curriculum should change.

Online classes in particular are having a difficult time coming up with a new curriculum that would meet the new state standards, according to Education Week. However, the news provider suggests that once online programs do adapt to the standards, they will be similar in curriculum with the rest of the country, which is good news for educators and students looking for supplemental online courses.

"Now, for the first time ever, online-learning programs in different states and different programs have a common framework," Susan D. Patrick, the president and chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, or iNACOL, told the news provider. "Now we can start sharing, collaborating, and really refining what we’re doing."

The Common Core State Standards were implemented so students across the country would be able to properly match up against each other in terms of knowledge for their grade.