NY is accepting public comments on new learning standards to replace the Common Core

05.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The revised standards will be presented to the policy making Board of Regents tomorrow and public comments are being accepted until June 2nd.

State education officials released the standards last week, following a two-year process that included gathering input from the public, educators, and experts.

Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says the revised standards include big changes that include the rigor of the Common Core, which outlines what a student should be able to do in each grade.

New York and many other states adopted the Common Core standards to improve college readiness, but they became part of broader backlash against testing and teacher evaluations.