As the new school year draws near, students and parents may be surprised to discover that a new curriculum has been implemented in Georgia for the 2012-13 school year.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, commonly called Common Core, has been adopted in 46 states, without the input or direction of the Federal Government. These new sets of standards are designed to create students who are able to think critically, compete and excel in the global job market, and become better citizens.
Georgia adopted the new standards in July 2010. Teachers have been training on the new standards and how to teach them to their students since May, 2011.