teresa abed http://michiganradio.org en State House approves funding for Common Core school standards http://michiganradio.org/post/state-house-approves-funding-common-core-school-standards <p>The state House has voted to reinstate funding for the Common Core state school standards.</p><p>More than 40 other states have chosen to adopt the standards, which set yearly expectations for what students should learn at every grade level in math and language arts.</p><p>But earlier this year, Michigan lawmakers temporarily barred the state from spending money to implement Common Core. A legislative panel was formed to study the issue over the summer, and its chair, Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw Twp.) crafted a resolution based on more than 17 hours of public testimony.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:22:44 +0000 Jake Neher 14612 at http://michiganradio.org State House approves funding for Common Core school standards