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Monday, February 11, 2013

IB Officially Supports Common Core

From http://www.ibo.org/iba/commoncore/:

 IB and the Common Core State Standards

Connecting IB to the Core
Position Statement: IB position paper on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The IB is pleased to announce the release of a position paper in support of the Common Core State Standards(CCSS) initiative in the United States. You, our stakeholders, will benefit from the IB’s pro-active approach as you work to implement the new standards in your schools and districts.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Preparing for a new paradigm

More information on the Common Core State Standards:
CCSS Fast facts

Lining up (EPIC study)

CCSS standards for mathematics

CCSS standards for English language arts 

So where's that local/state control of education?  It's been swallowed up by IB and private trade organizations.

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