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Tennessee lawmakers vote to repeal Common Core
Tennessee lawmakers vote to repeal Common Core

On Monday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. The Tennessee State Senate will take up the measure today, and is expected to pass the bill.

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A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins
A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins

The 109th session of Tennessee's General Assembly begins today (Tuesday) with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander told Education Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic sta

He told Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic standards and teacher evaluation, and is taking responsibility away from states, local officials, and teachers.

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State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core
State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core

Statement from Representative Joe Carr in response to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Senator Alexander on Thursday afternoon:

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State Leaders Debate Common Core

Legislative leaders are considering a one-year delay in the testing component for Tennessee’s Common Core education standards.

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Joe Carr Asks Sen. Alexander To Stop "Common Core"

48th District State Representative Joe Car addressed a Core Rally in Nashville Wednesday, and called on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with Tennesseans to stop Common Core.

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Legislation on Common Core Data Collection of Student Information in Tennessee

One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.

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Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools
Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools

"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."

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MTSU Poll: Common Core still a mystery to most Tennesseans
MTSU Poll: Common Core still a mystery to most Tennesseans

The spring 2014 MTSU Poll found that most Tennesseans’ haven’t heard of the Common Core education reform effort. Fifty-eight (58) percent say that they have not heard of the Common Core State Standards for education, a national education initiative to define what students in public K-12 schools should know in English and math by the end of each grade.

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MTSU Poll on Common Core in Tennessee - Results to be Released SOON
MTSU Poll on Common Core in Tennessee - Results to be Released SOON

This will be the first public release of these data; analyses and press releases will be available to those in attendance at Thursday’s presentation. Findings will be released to other media and the general public later in the day.

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Professional Educators of Tennessee Submit Editorial Statement to WGNS on Common Core Standards Hearings That Were Held This Week
We hope they will keep Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Math in place. Tennessee teachers in large measure believe that Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Math are the right thing for Tennessee students. 
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New Education Bill at Congressional Level Allows States to Say NO to Common Core Academic Standards
This new bill prohibits the Department of Education from coercing states into adopting common core academic standards.
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Common Core Summer Trainings for Local Teachers Continues - What is Common Core?

The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers. 

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Teachers to LEARN What Common Core State Standards are All About... Do You Understand What It Is???
Rutherford County teachers to learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms next week. 
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NEW TN SCHOOL REQUIREMENT FOR FIRST GRADE STUDENTS: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Former public school teacher Dr. Cindy Jones who speaks out on both the negatives and positives of public education was recently on the air with Truman Jones on WGNS and she told listeners about some of the new requirements for students. Wait until you hear this...
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