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North Carolina Joins Handful of States Dropping Common Core

July 23, 2014
 

North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum.

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that includes the review and revision of the state's reading and math curriculum in K-12 schools. Four other states have also passed laws to rewrite the standards.

The law directs the State Board of Education to rewrite the Common Core standards based on recommendations from a new 11-member standards advisory commission.

Common Core, which schools began testing two years ago, would remain in place until the new standards are completed, possibly for the 2015-16 school year.

The commission can choose to integrate parts of the current Common Core into the new curriculum.

The law initiates a "much-needed, comprehensive and thorough review of standards. No standards will change without the approval of the State Board of Education. I especially look forward to the recommendations that will address testing issues so we can measure what matters most for our teachers, parents and students," McCrory said in a statement last week.

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