First states agree to endorse national academic standards

05/26/2010 | Washington Post, The

Maryland will adopt national core-education standards -- after they are introduced -- as part of an effort to qualify for more Race to the Top funding. Maryland and Kentucky are the only states to sign on to the national reading and math standards. Officials said Maryland schools will not enact the new standards for a year or more while they wait for teachers to be trained and the curriculum to be drafted.

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