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House Takes Final Step To Unblock Funding For Common Core

The Common Core State Standards officially can now receive state funding to continue implementation after the House approved the Senate’s changes to a concurrent resolution today.

The House, on a voice vote, concurred in the Senate’s changes to HCR 11 after originally adopting it last month. The new fiscal year began October 1 and the state’s schools have been unable to use state funding to continue the implementation of the standards because of a line in this year’s budget prohibiting the use state funding without legislative action first.

The Department of Education actually resumed implementation last week after the Senate’s Thursday vote and did not wait for the House to provide final approval.

Gongwer News, October 29, 2013