Changes Coming For Public School Students In Pa

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The Common Core Standards in English, arts and mathematics will take effect next school year. More than 40 states have adopted or are considering some version of Common Core, which has generated controversy elsewhere but largely escaped opposition in Pennsylvania.