Goodbye Common Core: New York’s New English, Math Standards Are Here

ALBANY — New York education leaders approved English and math standards Monday for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, not quite replacing but substantially revising the controversial Common Core standards that rolled out in classrooms statewide five years ago.

The approval by the state Board of Regents follows two years of review and revision by more than 100 teachers, administrators, parents and early childhood specialists across the state.

Dubbed the Next Generation Learning Standards, the new standards dictate what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade and were designed to make up for what the previous standards lacked — an emphasis on play and curiosity among young students, age-appropriate education, and flexibility when it comes to measuring students of different abilities and languages.