Nixon endorses common core of state educational standards

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:34 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2009

COLUMBIA — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed the first part of a memorandum developing a common core of educational standards in English and math at the K-12 level, uniting Missouri with the 46 other states already on board with such standards.