Pythagoras en Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard <p>An Illinois House education panel okayed a plan that would change math standards for middle and high school students.<br /><br />The measure was developed by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon. It would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that includes an extra year of math in high schools. Currently only three years are required by the state, though many schools already require four years.<br /><br />Simon has visited each of the state&#39;s 48 community colleges and said she repeatedly heard students lacked math skills.<br /> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:06:59 +0000 Rich Egger 14075 at Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard