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Common Core, Smarter Balanced nixed as Justice’s K-12 bill advances

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Common Core, Smarter Balanced nixed as Justice’s K-12 bill advances
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Senate Education Committee on Thursday passed a version of the governor’s education bill that would now also ban Common Core standards and the current Smarter Balanced standardized tests. It could be amended on the Senate floor today.

Gov. Jim Justice’s bill (House Bill 2711), which already would eliminate the state Office of Education Performance Audits, now raises even more questions about how West Virginia will hold public schools and school systems accountable.

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