Alabama Common Core standards http://apr.org en GOP Senate Incumbents Beat Back AEA-Funded Challengers http://apr.org/post/gop-senate-incumbents-beat-back-aea-funded-challengers <p>Republican incumbents in the <font color="red">Alabama</font> Senate have claimed victory, repelling a slate of challengers funded by the state teachers' lobby and an anti-Common Core group.</p><p>Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh called Tuesday night a great one for incumbents.</p><p></p><p>One Senate GOP incumbent, Sen. Jerry Fielding of Talladega lost to Rep. Jim McClendon, but that race was separate from the AEA-involved races.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:37:33 +0000 Associated Press 53294 at http://apr.org GOP Senate Incumbents Beat Back AEA-Funded Challengers Common Core Sides Spar Over 'Opt Out' Bill http://apr.org/post/common-core-sides-spar-over-opt-out-bill <p></p><p>A state senator says letting local school systems opt out of Common Core would let policy makers compare outcomes between the new and old curriculum standards.</p><p>The Senate Education Committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday on the Common Core opt out bill. Schools could revert to the previous standards for math and English.</p><p>The latest bill brought out familiar arguments in the long-running Common Core debate.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:15:30 +0000 The Associated Press 48225 at http://apr.org Common Core Sides Spar Over 'Opt Out' Bill Panel Defeats Bill to Stop Ala. Common Core Goals http://apr.org/post/panel-defeats-bill-stop-ala-common-core-goals <P>Alabama's common core standards for public schools have survived another challenge.</P> <P>It appears a bill to abolish the standards is unlikely to pass the Legislature. The Common Core standards for learning in math and English were recommended by the National Governors Association.</P> <P>Bills were introduced in the House and Senate to prevent adoption of the standards. The Senate bill has been indefinitely postponed. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:48:14 +0000 The Associated Press 27105 at http://apr.org Panel Defeats Bill to Stop Ala. Common Core Goals