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Common Core compromise bill approved by NC Senate

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - One chamber of the General Assembly has signed off on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in another form.

The Senate voted 33-12 Thursday in favor of the measure that its top proponent says would repeal Common Core for the state's K-12 standards and direct the State Board of Education to come up with new standards.

But Sen. Jerry Tillman of Archdale says the board can keep some Common Core standards it determines are rigorous enough for North Carolina students. Common Core would remain in place until new standards are chosen.

The House still must vote on the final bill considered a compromise with the Senate before it goes to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

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