Alabama school standards bill http://apr.org en Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place http://apr.org/post/ala-common-core-standards-still-place <P>The sponsor of a bill to repeal the state's use of Common Core education standards has decided to kill his own bill.</P> <P>The chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Republican Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery, took the action Wednesday when it became clear his committee wouldn't remove the Common Core standards.</P> <P>Republican Sen. Bill Holtzclaw of Madison offered a substitute bill that kept the standards. Brewbaker moved to table it and lost by one vote. That's when Brewbaker moved to indefinitely postpone his own bill. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:36:27 +0000 The Associated Press 26635 at http://apr.org Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards http://apr.org/post/alabama-superintendent-says-keep-school-standards <P>Alabama's school superintendent says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.</P> <P>Superintendent Tommy Bice talked about the standards Tuesday because a state Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that would repeal the standards. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:47:54 +0000 The Associated Press 26575 at http://apr.org Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards Lawmakers Consider Bills to Repeal Core Standards http://apr.org/post/lawmakers-consider-bills-repeal-core-standards <P>Legislation has been introduced in the Alabama House and Senate that would repeal common core standards in schools.</P> <P>The standards are also known as Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards. Supporters say the standards make it easier for Alabama students to transfer to another school or another state without being far behind or ahead.</P> <P>The standards were adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010 after a number of public hearings were held around the state.</P> <P>The House sponsor of a bill to repeal the standards, Republican Rep. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:39:05 +0000 The Associated Press 25632 at http://apr.org Lawmakers Consider Bills to Repeal Core Standards