Common-Standards Watch: Idaho Makes 43
Two treats in one week for common-standards gazers: Idaho becomes the 43rd state to adopt the common standards. But it's provisional, folks; this one still has to go to the state legislature before becoming final.
The board of education adopted the standards on Nov. 17, according to Idaho Department of Education spokeswoman Melissa McGrath. The board first considered them in August, and took the final vote last week after a public comment period in October. Now the standards have to be considered and approved by the education committee of at least one chamber of the legislature, which doesn't reconvene until January, McGrath said.
Remember our map footnote, standards-addicts: the dates of adoption are by date of first action. Some are provisional, so that means that the pleasingly plump lady has not sung until the subsequent required steps are taken. And our total of 43 includes the District of Columbia, even though they're not a state (despite the earnest hopes of some activists).
With that mind, this is how your nation looks today with regard to the common standards: