Gov. McCrory to sign Common Core review bill

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Pat McCrory agreed to sign the Common Core review bill that the House passed Wednesday.

The Senate signed off on this last week. Since the House approved the bill, it means the statewide curriculum can be tailored for North Carolina students.

“I will sign this bill because it does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards. It does initiate a much-needed, comprehensive and thorough review of standards,” he said. “No standards will change without the approval of the State Board of Education. I especially look forward to the recommendations that will address testing issues so we can measure what matters most for our teachers, parents, and students.”

The chambers struggled on deciding how to change the state’s curriculum but later came to a compromise which allows the state to use materials from the Common Core program.

Schools began testing the Common Core two years ago and will stay the same until a new standard has been concluded.

Read more of our past coverage:

Common Core elimination bill moves forward in NC

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Common Core compromise bill approved by NC Senate