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Regents Board Meets About Common Core Changes

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By Jason Weinstein.
The State Board of Regents met Monday to review the recommendations a task force has made to overhaul the Common Core curriculum.

The recommendations include calling for providing educators and local school districts with the flexibility to develop curriculum to meet the needs of individual students. The task force says Common Core aligned tests should not count for students or teachers until the start of 2019-2020 school year.

"No one has recommended that we get rid of the standards or that we should go back to the prior level of standards. The fact that we still are going to implement higher standards I think is a good thing. I'm glad that we're not throwing them out and that we're not starting over," said Allen Buyck, District Superintendent for Broome-Tioga BOCES.

Buyck says he expects a decision from the Board of Regents on the recommendations by the end of the week.