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Common Core Opponents Tested

State lawmakers eager to do away with Common Core education standards may get a chance to put their math skills to the test. An analysis of the plan says dropping common core and developing replacement standards could cost as much … Continue reading

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College Presidents Weigh in on Common Core

Tennessee’s community college presidents are weighing in on the debate over the controversial common core education standards aimed at honing English and Math skills for grade school students. Thirteen presidents including Motlow Community College Chief Dr. Marylou Apple, say higher … Continue reading

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Tennessee Education Standards to be Reviewed

Governor Bill Haslam says there will be a full review of Tennessee education standards before officials make any decisions about adoption of  “common core” provisions. Haslam says he will appoint two committees to review English language and math programs in … Continue reading

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Ramsey says efforts to Derail Common Core could be Costly

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says efforts by fellow Republicans to put off Tennessee’s Common Core standards face problems because of money: a two-year delay is estimated to cost $10 million, atop a looming budget shortfall that could hit $275 million. … Continue reading

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Senate Unlikely to Support House on Common Core

Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has no interest in following the House’s path on delaying Common Core in Tennessee, a hopeful sign for Gov. Bill Haslam and others looking to stave off a full-on revolt over the education standards. The … Continue reading

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Thousands of Tennesseans Petition Common Core

A petition with more than 9,000 signatures supporting Tennessee’s Common Core standards was released Tuesday amid efforts by some lawmakers to do away with them. A statewide alliance of more than 400 business, community and education organizations in Tennessee released … Continue reading

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