Education Team/Curriculum Standards/USA States
Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. This is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
No state-mandated curricula, just a process for creating district curricula.
- The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development's Curriculum Frameworks Project
- Alaska Native American and First Nations Curricula
Arizona Department of Education Standards and Assessment Division, Arizona Academic Standards
- Illinois Learning Standards
- Children's Low-cost Laptop Act, Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal for one-to-one computing in Illinois]
- Indiana Standards
- Indiana's Academic Standards
- Indiana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
From the New York Times, March 13, 2010, Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change.
AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.
Texas school board members have reportedly tried to institute Young Earth Creationism in the schools, as well.