The Governor of Virginia has announced that Virginia will participate in the effort to establish national academic standards for Mathematics and English.
“This process respects state sovereignty and our federal system while recognizing that America’s future prosperity hinges on the ability of our public schools to produce young men and women who can hold their own with their brightest peers in the developed and developing worlds,” said Governor Kaine.
The programs stated goals are to develop standards in English-language arts and mathematics by late summer of 2009 for high school students, and elementary and middle school standards in both subjects by the end of 2009. Participating in the program does not require a state to adopt the standards.
You can read the press release here.