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requirements have changed at Toledo Public Schools.
Core standards are a much more rigorous set of standards that TPS students are
dealing with. A presentation for parents was held at the Toledo Zoo Wednesday
night to go over the standards.
core sets similar standards across the whole country. The TPS curriculum has
changed in the subjects of math and English language arts. For example,
students are being required to read more informational text and learning how to
better understand information they read.
district has been preparing students for four years. They will be assessed on
the new standards in the spring of 2015.
increase the rigor, to ensure that all students are college and career-ready,
and what that really means is that students leave twelfth grade ready to enter
a two or four-year program without the need of remedial classes, or to enter
the workforce without the need of remediation before they can go through a
training program," explained Kay Wait, a Common Core expert for TPS.
Core is very controversial, since it's so demanding and many districts are
rejecting it, but TPS must follow through so they can keep their ‘Race to the
Top' federal funds.