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Florida adopting nationwide education standards

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states, but the move is not creating the kind of uproar that's surrounded some other major changes in public education.

The Common Core State Standards are designed to help American children compete with their peers around the world. They are getting mostly high marks from Florida's teachers, administrators and politicians alike. Forty-five states, the District of Columbia and three territories are adopting the standards, which cover kindergarten through high school.

Backers say the standards are designed to align with college and work expectations in a global economy.

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