As you begin to hear and learn about the Common Core State Standards a good place to start is http://www.corestandards.org/
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Common Core State Standards, also known as CCCS, are designed to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”(citation: http://www.corestandards.org/). Vermont formally adopted the CCSS in August 2010.