The Port Huron Board of Education meets tonight and on the agenda is a vote on a resolution urging legislators to continue implementation and funding of the Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards were developed by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. They are used to prepare students better for two- or four-year college programs or to enter the workforce. These standards have been adopted by 44 other states. The Michigan Board of Education approved the standards in 2010. Lawmakers adopted a budget this year with language that does not allow the state Department of Education to direct funding toward implementation of the Standards. Educators say having a common set of standards for K-12 will help with smoother transitions as students move from school to school, as well as some disconnects between the current assessments, the Michigan Education Assessment Program and Michigan Merit Exam. The Board meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the McKinley Building.