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Senate committee proposes 27-member Common Core commission

JACKSONbutton_education — Senators are considering a 27-member commission to suggest changes to the state’s academic standards as part of an effort to change or replace Mississippi’s current Common Core-based standards.

The Senate Education Committee voted 10-3 Thursday to approve Senate Bill 2161, which would set up the commission to recommend changes to the state Board of Education.

The House earlier passed a bill that renamed Common Core, but mandated no changes.

The Senate bill bans the state Board of Education from readopting the test developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The state adopted that test for one year, but is seeking a new contract.

It also bans the state from adopting any academic standards developed outside Mississippi without a one-year comment period and public hearings.



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