Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said that she would be announcing changes to the Common Core in the coming months. The changes are a result of Florida Governor Rick Scott ordering public comment on the Common Core when he made the decision to pull the state out of PARCC. One change will be that the state will include cursive writing once again.
From the Orlando Sentential:
The Common Core changes sounded relatively minor when she discussed them with Florida senators — but they included adding cursive writing. The lack of cursive writing in Common Core’s language arts standards have upset those who argue learning cursive is still an important academic lesson.
Stewart said the Common Core proposals — which could number about 40 — would be based on suggestions made by the public when the state took comment on Common Core in October. They should be released next week.
This is good news, but the Common Core will need more than “minor changes.”
Tags: Common Core State Standards, cursive handwriting, Pam Stewart, PARCC, Rick Scott
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