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Bill exempts Connecticut juniors from controversial test

HARTFORD–High school juniors may no longer have to take a controversial standardized test.

The state Senate on Thursday voted 33-3 to relieve 11th-graders from having to take Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test. 96 more words

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Christie Backing Away From Common Core In New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that he is ordering his state to back away from the Common Core school standards that he once championed but that are hugely unpopular among conservative voters across the country. 728 more words

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Gov. Chris Christie calls for end of Common Core in New Jersey

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Gov. Chris Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn’t working for students in New Jersey. 400 more words

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Gov. Chris Christie Calls For End To Common Core In New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn’t working for students in the state. 717 more words

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Christie: Common Core 'simply isn't working'

Affirming the fears of some education leaders during a policy speech in Burlington County today, Gov. Chris Christie suggested the state back off Common Core standards in its schools and instead develop “new and stronger” education guidelines going forward. 562 more words

Christie to call for end to Common Core in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn’t working for students in the state. 172 more words

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Chris Christie to Pull New Jersey Out of Common Core

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce Thursday he is pulling his state out of the Common Core education standards, bowing to pressure from teachers and parents, as well as conservative fears about government overreach. 656 more words