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August 14, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: When new education standards are coming, colleges talk collaboration, who's yelling at the State House

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The S.C. education board approves a timeline for new standards to replace Common Core. Final approval is set for next March on new student math and reading benchmarks.

Francis Marion University and College of Charleston to talk about a collaboration. The move comes as the Florence school opens a nursing program in Mount Pleasant.

Texas A&M fans will gather at S.C. State House for the Aggies' Midnight Yell tradition before the USC game

Buzz Clicks

SC House could return for one-day session to address vetoes

Camden executive charged amid turmoil over gun law in Washington, DC

State education board to consider conduct grades

Gov. Nikki Haley backs lifting SC's Election Day alcohol sales ban

Tom Ervin releases fourth TV ad for governor in a week

SC House appoints Certificate of Need special committee

Columbia VA officials host forum seeking feedback

NRC stepping up monitoring at Oconee plant

Gov. Nikki Haley's public schedule

• Participate in an economic-development announcement at 3 p.m. at the Fairfield QuickJobs Center in Winnsboro.
• Speak to the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Summit at 5:30 p.m. via live remote ( Watch ).
• Attend the Williamsburg Hometown Chamber reception at 7:30 p.m. honoring Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill at the Santee Electric Cooperative Conference Center in Kingstree.

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