The Florida Department of Education announced on Friday, Feb. 7, that Common Core has been officially removed from its classrooms.

“Florida has officially eliminated Common Core. I truly think this is a great next step for students, teachers, and parents,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

Officials said it will be replaced by B.E.S.T., which stands for Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking—for English, language arts, and math, according to WPLG Local 10.

“We’ve developed clear and concise expectations for students at every grade level and allow teachers the opportunity to do what they love most—inspire young Floridians to achieve their greatest potential,” DeSantis said.

Richard Corcoran, the commissioner of Education said Florida will be a state that “has dropped the crazy math” in favor of proposed benchmarks for excellent student thinking standards for English and math.

“Florida has completely removed ourselves from the confines of Common Core,” he added.

This move will make Florida the first state in the nation with an ELA booklist that spans kindergarten through 12th grade. And there will be a booklist with civics incorporated.

You can find a full look at the new standards here.


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