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Afternoon Announcements: Michigan Education Experts Urge Legislature to Move Forward with Common Core State Standards

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July 17, 2013 04:24 pm

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The House of Representatives may debate their version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act renewal bill this week, and one hot topic will include the option of allowing Title 1 funding to follow children to the public school of their choice. Politics K-12

The GOP is divided on their own party’s rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act. Conservative Republicans argue that it still allows too much influence from Washington on education. Boston.com

A radical idea emerged from a Utah legislative session: ending compulsory education. “Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system,” state Senator Aaron Osmond (Republican) said. Education Week

Education experts in Michigan pushed the state legislature to move forward with implementing the Common Core State Standards, adopted in 44 other states. The new standards will put in place more rigorous, uniform math and reading standards to ensure the state’s students are college and career ready. Lansing State Journal 

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