A Senate panel advanced a compromise addressing concerns about the Common Core education standards that, unlike the original bill, does not ask educators to throw out the education standards immediately.
A bill now will go to the full Senate Education Committee for consideration.
The original bill would void Common Core, which outlines what students should know and be able to do at each grade level, effectively stopping educators from teaching to the standards in the classroom.
Some anti-Common Core activists want just that and say the state could go back to its previous standards.
But senators evaluating the bill said that would be disruptive to classrooms that already have transitioned to teaching the standards.
The compromise that passed the Senate panel Wednesday would remove the state from a testing consortium that was funded through a federal grant, a fact that has caused anti-Common Core activists to criticize the standards and the test.
It also would limit the amount of student education data the state can release.
Under the proposal, the state would accelerate its existing process of reviewing academic standards, reviewing Common Core no later than 2018.
For background on the bill, read here
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