State leaders want to make sure students have all the math skills they need to be successful for college. The new law now puts the state board of education in charge of creating a math curriculum, one that will cater to the needs of school districts around the state.
Part of the law will include requiring four years of math in high school instead of just three. The new math curriculum would be available for both middle schools and high schools.
School districts would not have to adopt the curriculum if they didn't want to. It will likely be ready to go by the 2013 school year.