In New York, 100 schools already have begun adhering to the common core — curriculum standards expected to be in place in 42 states and the District of Columbia by 2014. Overall, the standards are believed to encourage deeper thought among students, and more emphasis on persuasion and analysis. However, questions remain concerning the implementation of the new standards, including how much oversight will be given to ensure they are followed. Why Science is every excited about these developments in New York. Hopefully, New York will invest as much time empowering its teachers to maximize learning and achievement for students with common core standards. Read Full Article at the New York Times.