Common Core en House Committee Recommends Getting Rid Of Common Core <p></p><p>North Carolina is one step closer to doing away with the Common Core.&nbsp; A House Committee approved the measure yesterday.</p><p></p><p>The bill’s sponsors worry getting rid of Common Core standards right away would force North Carolina to give back millions in federal grant money. So Representative Bryan Holloway of Stokes County said they chose this route.&nbsp;</p><p>“This bill does replace Common Core, but it does not rip the rug out from under us today,” he said.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:09:07 +0000 Lisa Miller 52265 at House Committee Recommends Getting Rid Of Common Core SC Moves To Replace Common Core With Own Standards <p>The Common Core could be on its way out in South Carolina. The senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday that would allow the state to replace those standards for students with its own. But the state would still keep the Common Core in place next school year, while those new standards are being developed.</p><p>Debbie Elmore with the South Carolina School Boards Association says that compromise makes sense, since it doesn’t pull the Common Core right away, but provides time to assess and change those standards.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:34:22 +0000 Lisa Miller 50200 at WFAE Talks Common Core, Water Pollution, And More Water Pollution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina lawmakers move to take Common Core education standards off the books. Greg, Lisa and Ben also discuss </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latest Public Conversations forum, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>What's In Our Water?</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Plus, the reason environmentalists are so upset with Governor </span>McCrory's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> coal ash proposal.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:13:21 +0000 Greg Collard, Lisa Miller & Ben Bradford 49787 at WFAE Talks Common Core, Water Pollution, And More Water Pollution NC Lawmakers Move To Drop Common Core <p>North Carolina lawmakers have taken the first steps to repealing Common Core standards for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. A committee gave its support to proposed legislation that would do just that. It still needs to go before the full General Assembly.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:50:02 +0000 Lisa Miller 49666 at NC Lawmakers Move To Drop Common Core Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir <p align="left">Hundreds of kids across the Carolinas are putting some standardized tests aligned to the Common Core to the test. They’re getting mixed reviews. South Carolina’s School Superintendent wants to prevent the state from using them next year. The jury is still out in North Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Lisa Miller 49093 at Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir Common Core In North Carolina <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common Core state standards have been adopted by 45 states across the US, including North Carolina. But there are many—both on the right and the left—who think that the Common Core standards are flawed and should be replaced with other options. North Carolina’s debate on this topic is particularly interesting, with people of all backgrounds coming down on either side of the issue, including the Governor and the Lt. Governor. We’ll be joined by a defender of Common Core and an opponent, who doesn’t want Common Core standards in North Carolina. We’ll learn the details about what is included in the Common Core and hear two perspectives of the debate.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 46620 at Common Core In North Carolina NC Test Scores Plummet, But Don't Compare To Past Years <p></p><p>Parents, teachers, and students may be in for a rude awakening next month when they get the scores of standardized tests taken at the end of last year.&nbsp; Less than half of North Carolina students were deemed proficient in most subjects.&nbsp; But that doesn&rsquo;t mean students are necessarily performing any worse.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:32:52 +0000 Lisa Miller 36599 at NC Test Scores Plummet, But Don't Compare To Past Years