CDA board approves core curricula

A divided Coeur d’Alene School Board approved curricula tied to the new and controversial Idaho Core Standards.

The curricula, which will go into effect this school year, passed on a 3-2 vote. (Details from Scott Maben of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.)

Monday’s vote underscores the controversy surrounding the new math and English language arts standards. Even though the standards were approved during the 2011 legislative session, it’s now up to school districts to work on curricula and lesson plans aligned to Common Core. (For background, here’s a look at how the Nampa School District is working on its final Common Core preparations.)

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