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  • Common Core


    New educational standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), are being implemented
    in all Maryland public schools beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The CCSS are a set of consistent,
    high-quality academic goals in English/language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The standards define
    the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level in order to
    graduate from high school fully prepared to enter college and the workforce. The CCSS raise the bar
    for student achievement and will help Maryland build a world-class education system.
    Why do we need new educational standards and what do they mean for Maryland students?
    Here is a list of the top ten facts about the Common Core State Standards all parents should know.

    CCSS Top10