Legislators plan two-day study of education practices

Ponca City Now - September 22, 2015 9:01 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma lawmakers plan to begin a legislative study of education practices in the state’s public schools.

The House Common Education committee plans to launch the two-day study on Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Proposed new education standards in math and English that were developed after Oklahoma scrapped Common Core standards last year have already been developed and made available to the public.

Educators from across the state have worked over the past year to develop the standards for Oklahoma students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Oklahoma schools were prepared to implement Common Core standards in math and English last year, but those were scrapped by the Legislature amid opposition mostly from grassroots conservative groups.

The new standards are to be implemented by the 2016-2017 school year.

 

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