Common Core http://wunc.org en House, Senate Leaders Agree On Bill To Repeal Common Core http://wunc.org/post/house-senate-leaders-agree-bill-repeal-common-core <p></p><p>House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bill that could replace parts – if not all – of the Common Core academic standards in North Carolina.</p><p>The two chambers drafted separate bills earlier this session that would create commissions to review the English and Math standards. The House bill recommended flat out replacing the standards, while the Senate legislation left open the possibility that parts of Common Core could continue.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:39:12 +0000 Reema Khrais 38387 at http://wunc.org House, Senate Leaders Agree On Bill To Repeal Common Core NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-30 <p>North Carolina lawmakers say they want to break the impasse on a state budget this week. But those aren’t the only bills on their docket.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:53:28 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38140 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 9 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-9 <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36897 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 9 NC General Assembly Summary: Wednesday, June 4 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-summary-wednesday-june-4 <p></p><p>It was a busy day in state government. Gov. Pat McCrory signed a much-anticipated and much-debated law that will allow natural gas mining companies to start drilling in the state next year, the Senate returned to the Capitol since finalizing the chamber’s budget proposal just past midnight on Saturday, and the national Common Core standards are continuing to unravel. Here’s a digest of the day in government:</p><p><strong>Fracking In NC</strong></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:36:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36727 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Summary: Wednesday, June 4 NC Moves Closer To Unraveling Common Core Standards http://wunc.org/post/nc-moves-closer-unraveling-common-core-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The House passed a bill on Wednesday that moves the state closer to getting rid of the Common Core standards.</p><p>The bill would form a commission to rewrite the standards over the next year, according to legislators, though they could not offer a clear timetable of when they would be implemented in classrooms. They say students would still learn under Common Core until new standards are in place.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:18:26 +0000 Reema Khrais 36725 at http://wunc.org NC Moves Closer To Unraveling Common Core Standards Common Core 'Inappropriate For Schools' - Lawmakers Seek To Replace Standards http://wunc.org/post/common-core-inappropriate-schools-lawmakers-seek-replace-standards <div><p>State lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to get rid of the Common Core standards in North Carolina classrooms. The House Education Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a bill that would come up with new Math and English standards. Common Core was initially adopted by 45 states and set high goals for what students across the country should be able to do before they move on to the next grade. But opponents of the standards say they are not developmentally appropriate for children and that they take control away from the state.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:27:50 +0000 Reema Khrais 36647 at http://wunc.org Common Core 'Inappropriate For Schools' - Lawmakers Seek To Replace Standards Common Core Controversy Continues http://wunc.org/post/common-core-controversy-continues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The Common Core standards, a set of benchmarks for K-12 math and English courses, continue to make headlines.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:51:22 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34706 at http://wunc.org Common Core Controversy Continues NC Lawmakers Propose Repeal Of Common Core Standards http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-propose-repeal-common-core-standards <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers say they’re hoping to throw away the Common Core standards and replace them with North Carolina’s own education standards.</span></p><p></p><p>In a legislative study committee on Thursday, lawmakers proposed a bill that would&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">create a review commission to rewrite the academics standards by December 2015.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:45:55 +0000 Reema Khrais 34404 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Propose Repeal Of Common Core Standards Fact Check: Clearing Up 7 Common Core Claims http://wunc.org/post/fact-check-clearing-7-common-core-claims <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The new Common Core standards have been met with growing criticism from many state leaders, teachers and parents. The standards were initially adopted by 45 states and introduced to North Carolina classrooms in 2012. They’re meant to replace a hodgepodge of state standards with one set of clear, consistent goals for what students should learn in Math and English at every grade level.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 33310 at http://wunc.org Fact Check: Clearing Up 7 Common Core Claims Common Core: 'Disaster' or A Useful Tool? Speaking To Lawmakers http://wunc.org/post/common-core-disaster-or-useful-tool-speaking-lawmakers <div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><p>Dozens of parents, teachers and education leaders expressed their strong opposition and support of Common Core Thursday to a group of lawmakers considering whether to repeal or revamp the new educational standards.</p><p>The state adopted the standards in 2010, but they were implemented in public schools last school year. The standards lay out what students need to know and be able to do from kindergarten through high school.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:53:05 +0000 Reema Khrais 32421 at http://wunc.org Common Core: 'Disaster' or A Useful Tool? Speaking To Lawmakers