Kansas Senate Panel Approves Bill On Ed Standards

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed legislation that would pause the implementation of new standards for math and reading in public schools.

The bill, advanced Friday afternoon, would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform education standards.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson said it was unclear when the bill would be debated as legislators looked to end the 2013 session, which entered the 98th day.

The measure aimed at the Common Core standards, which resulted from a multi-state effort to develop uniform benchmarks for math and reading. The Kansas Board of Education adopted them in 2010, when many other states did the same, but they have not yet been fully put into effect.

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