Common Core on the way out in South Carolina

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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C (WRDW) – Common Core is on the way out in South Carolina and teachers will be building the new curriculum for the state leaders decided.

Panels of teachers were selected to participate this coming school year to sit on panels to create the new set of standards. They will look at current and past curriculum as well as other state’s strategies to create the curriculum.

The law signed earlier this summer by Governor Nikki Haley called for the state to “review” current core curriculum. Agency spokesman Dino Teppara says Superintendent Mick Zais spoke "in-artfully" when he said the panels would ignore current standards. Teppara says Zais meant the standards used in August 2015 won't be a simple rebranding of Common Core.

South Carolina was one of 45 states to adopt Common Core standards back in 2010 and are now one of the first to get rid of those standards. New standards will be put into place in August 2015.

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