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Nebraska Dept. of Education updates math standards

Public input sought on changes


A draft of new mathematics state standards for students in kindergarten to 12th grade has been released for public comment.

Betty VanDeventer, Nebraska Department of Education public information officer, said every five years, the state is mandated to update standards for all academic disciplines.

Proposed changes will make the current math standards more rigorous, she said.

In April, a draft of the standards was presented to the Nebraska State Board of Education.

Currently, representatives from the business community are reviewing the standards, VanDeventer said.

“That’s part of the o...

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