Sheila Fox represents State Board of Education at Las Vegas conference

Sheila Fox (Special Education) recently attended the regional National Association of State Boards of Education conference in Las Vegas, where she represented the State Board of Education on a panel discussing Washington’s perspective on a common core of standards for English/Language Arts and mathematics. The other two members of the panel were from Nevada and Montana. Also represented at the conference (of about 30 participants) were the states of Oregon, California, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah and Colorado, along with the Territory of Guam.

The proposed common core standards have been under discussion by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers for approximately three years and have recently been incorporated as an element in the federal Race to The Top.

Fox also was quoted in an article from Education Week. The article is available only to subscribers.

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 8:37am