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Minnesota Joins Common Core State Standards Initiative
6/1/2009 11:20 AM

(from Minnesota Department of Education, St. Paul, MN)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                         Contact: Randy Wanke (651) 582-1145
June 1, 2009                                                                           
 
MINNESOTA JOINS COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE
Statement from Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren  
 
Roseville – The following is a statement from Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren
regarding Minnesota joining the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led process to
develop common English-language arts and mathematics academic standards.
 
“Minnesota is a national leader in creating rigorous academic standards that are designed to help
our students to be work-and-career ready.  By participating in this effort, we will take an active
role in helping other states create consistent academic standards that will be as rigorous as
Minnesota’s current standards.”  
 
To read the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of
Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) news release on the Common Core State Standards Initiative, click here.