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MCC president part of Common Core panel

Rochester, N.Y. - Monroe Community College President Anne Kress is one of 11 members on a panel tasked with trying to improve how the states Common Core is implemented. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the members of the Common Core Implementation Panel Friday morning.

I think the standards aren't so much the issue right now, it really is around the implementation of the roll out [of the Common Core], said Anne Kress, President of Monroe Community College.

Students aren't as prepared as they need to be for college, according to Kress.

I think across the nation you see a growing understanding of international competitiveness around the need for college and career readiness, said Kress, so the challenge then is how do you implement those standards in a way so that parents understand them that there isnt anxiety for parents, or students, or teachers and I think thats what the Governors heard and he really wants to review that implementation.

In his budget address in January, Cuomo proposed improving the implementation of the Common Core in New York.

The panel is a mix of New York State legislators, parents, educators, and business and community leaders.

They're expected to deliver a set of recommendations before the end of the legislative session.

Whatever we can do to raise that standard so every single student graduates from our state - college and career ready, I think that's an outstanding goal, said Kress.

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Washington Times