Common Core Bill Gets Hearing Today

While South Dakota legislators will have the usual debate this year over school funding, they will also talk about policy.  Senator Bill Van Gerpen of Tyndall says he expects to hear a lot about Common Core educational standards…

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Van Gerpen says changes under Common Core concern him…

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Van Gerpen says they probably can’t go back, but may be able to slow the full roll out of the standards…

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The Senate Education Committee is holding a hearing today on a bill that would create an appointed council to compare the Common Core standards with the standards previously used by South Dakota.  It would also compare the tests used under both standards.  Common Core standards were developed by a majority of states to make sure students across the country are achieving at a higher level.

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