Conn. Common Core education task force to meet

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy looks into his teleprompter as he delivers his 2014 State of the State address in front of a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy looks into his teleprompter as he delivers his 2014 State of the State address in front of a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A task force created by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to review the rollout of new so-called Common Core education standards is meeting for the first time.

The 25-member group is set to meet Tuesday. It includes 12 teachers, four principals, four superintendents, two parents, two school board members and the Connecticut Department of Education’s chief academic officer.

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The group is charged with identifying challenges and gaps in preparing for Common Core, a new set of college and career-ready standards for students in grades K-12 that focus on English language, arts, literacy and math.

Malloy created the task force earlier this month after he said teachers and education professional raised “legitimate concerns” about how preparations for Common Core and the standards are incorporated into the teaching curriculum have been uneven across the state.

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