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Education and Workforce Development Committee Update
November 22, 2013

Support the Common Core in New York

The Business Council supports the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), which were adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in January 2011. The CCLS include the internationally-benchmarked Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which provide clear expectations of what students should know in every grade, along with additional material that is exclusive to New York.

The CCLS will help ensure that students are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to be successful in college and the workforce. The Business Council strongly encourages members to sign on to an open letter in support of the CCLS.

For more information on the Common Core click here and here.

Legislation of Interest

The following bills are related to education or workforce development, and may be of interest or concern.