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West Virginians Weigh in on Common Core Standards

Students raising their hands

Armed with thousands of comments from state residents, the West Virginia Board of Education is scheduled to vote next month on possible changes to K-12 learning requirements.

More than 4,100 people offered the comments online as part of the state’s review of Common Core standards. The vast majority agreed with the K-12 learning requirements.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state Department of Education released the comment this week.

Called the Academic Spotlight, the website allowed people to read and comment on any of the more than 900 math and English/language arts learning requirements.

The top four counties with the most individuals commenting were Kanawha, Berkeley, Greenbrier and Mercer counties, each with 300 to 500 respondents.