Common Core

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6:38 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Changes In PARCC Testing Coming Next School Year

Students in Ohio, 10 other states and the District of Columbia will spend 90 minutes less next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to the requirements.

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7:13 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Kasich Says Kids Should Not Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

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Many Ohio parents are opting their kids out of new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards.

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4:24 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Parents Leading Push To Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

Students  around the state are taking the first round of standardized testing using the new assessment known as the PARCC.

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6:35 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Bill To Repeal Common Core Moves To Full House

Less than a day after an election in which Republicans won big in Ohio and across the country, the bill to repeal the Common Core education standards has passed out of committee and now awaits a possible vote on the Ohio House floor.

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10:45 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Lawmakers Hear From Anti-Common Core Teachers, Supporters Stress Misinformation Involved

An Ohio House committee held a rare evening hearing on the Common Core education standards.

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7:33 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Critics Argue Common Core Repeal Could Lead To Creationism In Schools

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution.

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10:33 am
Mon September 8, 2014

What’s Next In The Debate Over The Common Core Repeal Effort?

Republican State Representative Matt Huffman
Credit State of Ohio

More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of the Common Core education standards. 

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6:49 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Lawmakers Revise Common Core Repeal Language, Clarified Creationism Concerns

Republican State Representative Andy Thompson is a co-sponsor of the new repeal bill
Credit State of Ohio

Majority Republicans in the State Legislature have changed their bill to repeal the Common Core education standards.

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11:04 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Experts With Role In Developing Common Core Testify Before House Committee

Opponents of the education standards known as Common Core spent a week criticizing that set of standards while supporting a Republican bill to repeal it. 

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10:02 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Tea Party, Dems Try To Bring Anti-Kasich Sentiment To Campaign Stop

Democrats have always hoped for a strong anti-incumbent sentiment in this year's gubernatorial election. There was a little of that at a very small campaign stop for Republican Governor John Kasich yesterday near Dayton. 

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8:56 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Opponents Of Common Core Standards Continue To Push For Repeal

Common Core repeal supporters at state hearing
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Hearings were held at the Statehouse today on a Republican bill to repeal the Common Core education standards.

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9:19 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Common Core Repeal Gets Another Chance

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards in Ohio. 

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7:15 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Backers Of Common Core Repeal Trying Legislative End-Run

Backers of a new bill to repeal the Common Core education standards will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee.

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7:31 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Ohio House Lawmakers Poised To Repeal Common Core

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House are launching a push to repeal the Common Core learning standards by year's end, citing widespread discontent from parents, teachers and communities.

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10:49 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Ohio Letting Students Try Out New Exams

Ohio plans to give students new exams to measure achievement starting as soon as next year, and thousands of children will be testing those tests this spring. 

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1:50 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Common Core English Standards

Ohio schools are teaching to a new set of math and English standards called the Common Core.

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1:13 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

The Common Core Debate

This year, Ohio joined most other states in adopting new standards for math and English in schools.

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9:21 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Some Legislators Look To Block Common Core Requirements

Some Ohio legislators are making a late play to block implementation of new math and English standards that schools are required to phase in starting this school year.

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7:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Rural Schools Struggle With Increased Computer Testing

Testing in schools is moving quickly from pencil and paper to computers.

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