Mississippi education survey positive on Common Core-linked standards

CLINTON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Education says public comments on the state’s Common Core-derived academic standards were overwhelmingly positive.

Kim Benton, the department’s chief academic officer, said Thursday at a meeting of the state Board of Education that review panels will use the comments to consider changes to math and language arts standards. She says such changes could be proposed as rules by the board and go out for final public comment in December.