N.J. Board of Ed hears proposed changes to science, preschool standards

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Jersey education officials proposed major changes to the science and preschool curriculums as well as minor tweaks to the health and physical education guidelines Thursday at a special meeting of the New Jersey State Board of Education.

But the officials recommended no changes to the math and English language arts standards, the two subject areas aligned to the national Common Core State Standards.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which lays out what students in elementary through high school should know in English and mathematics, seeks to establish consistent national standards and ensure high school graduates have been adequately prepared.

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