Texas Board of Education Approves New Math Standards

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.

The new standards, approved today as the board concluded three days of meetings, will have a staggered rollout, with K-8 standards taking effect in 2014 and the high school standards in 2015.

"We are dedicated to making this the best document possible," said board member Marsha Farney, a Republican from Georgetown. "I think we have a tremendous document that's a great improvement due to the submission from the business community and teachers."

As part of the ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up