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 new ...

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