Tougher standards may be coming for Oregon students

Oregon students could face tougher math and English standards next year.

The Statesman Journal reports the state Board of Education will consider adopting the new standards that combine best practices, the latest education research and international benchmarks to make students more competitive in a global economy.

The Common Core State Standards already adopted by 37 other states also make it easier to collaborate and compare results across state lines.

Currently, states develop their own benchmarks, which makes it difficult to evaluate how they're doing nationally or internationally.

The state board meets Thursday in Salem.

— The Associated Press

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