The U.S. government is having a record year collecting big fines from companies. Part of that success comes from a Civil War era law that rewards whistle-blowers for exposing corporate fraud.
New Common Core Standards Are More Rigorous Than AIMS Standards
Valley teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards and said it will take time to adjust to them.
“We might have 62 percent of our students pass the AIMS test in high school, but it’s going to be a much lower percentage that pass the College and Career Ready test,” Huppenthal said.
But Huppenthal said he is confident the standards will be better for both students and their schools.