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Starting Monday, students at Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will be trained in what's being called "common core" standards.
The state adopted these standards in 2010.
Educators hope the new approach will better prepare students for college or the workforce.
A majority of states use these standards. Supporters say it levels the playing field and stream lines education
It's said to include more rigorous content. For example, it raises the bar for grade level reading and for math.
CMS School Board Chair Ericka Ellis-Stewart says not only it is about learning something and being able to recall it but going deeper and being able to analyze it.
"I think this is one of the things parents are looking for- an increase in expectation on how we teach and what we're doing in the classroom to make sure not only are kids getting the very best from a classroom standpoint but we're pushing them to excel," Ellis-Stewart said.
Since the standards are nationally recognized, educators say it may also help kids who move around a lot stay in line with their peers.
The curriculum builds on itself from grade to grade, so what is learned in kindergarten is continued in the first grade.