Florida schools have just one more academic year to phase in a new set of education standards under the Common Core—and Principal Angela Maxey is ready, StateImpact Florida reports. “I’m truly a proponent for standards-based Common Core education. I’m passionate,” says Maxey, who works at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School in Duval County. Her school is a math, science and pre-engineering and math (STEM curriculum) magnet school where 90 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. For Maxey, the Common Core is about more than new benchmarks...

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