Common Core State Standards
On July 1, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The regulations pertaining to these standards took effect upon their publication in the October 16, 2010 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The transition to Common Core will begin during the 2010-2011 school year, with full implementation by July 1, 2013.
Common Core Standards - Mathematics (PDF) Common Core Standards - ELA (PDF) Implementing the Common Core Standards in PA: Reflections from the Field (PDF) A State Board of Education White Paper PA Common Core Alignment Study Report (PDF) Report of the Special Panel on Common Core Mathematics Standards (PDF) Fact Sheet: Common Core Implementation (PDF) Common Core Academic Standards: Public Engagement Efforts (PDF) State is anxious to approve national education standards (PDF) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , May 22, 2010
Pennsylvania English, math standards at issue (PDF) Centre Daily Times , May 28, 2010 Pennsylvania to adopt new academic standards (PDF) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , June 3, 2010