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story.lead_photo.caption Gayle Potter with the Arkansas Board of Education presents a motion to the board at a Monday meeting in Little Rock to join states that have adopted the Common Core academic standards. ( Steve Keesee)

The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday approved standards for kindergarten through-12 th-grade English/ language arts and math that have already been adopted by more than 20 states, creating an unprecedented common set of standards for the nation’s public schools.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 07/13/2010

Print Headline: New school standards OK’d

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  • cgbuehling
    July 13, 2010 at 9:08 a.m.

    I think this is a good thing - even though we don't know any details yet. My only concern is that, where Arkansas has higher standards, will we be giving those up? For instance, we are the only state to require certified music, art and PE teachers in elementary schools; we require higher minutes of physical activity than many states. Will this over-ride our state standards, even when our standards are higher?

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