federal takeover http://peoriapublicradio.org en Misconceptions of "Common Core" standards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/misconceptions-common-core-standards <div>As Illinois schools continue implementing the new "Common Core" educational standards, the changes are drawing criticism. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, Illinois' top educator says that's because of a misconception.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Common Core curriculum has been in the works for years. Illinois adopted it in 2010. It's meant to provide clear achievement standards in language and math at every grade level.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:23:52 +0000 Brian Mackey 11711 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Misconceptions of "Common Core" standards