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Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

OKLAHOMA CITY — President Obama’s administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.

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Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely…

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Governor signs 60 bills into law, including one designed to keep lowered construction site safety standards in place

PHOENIX — Gov Jan. Brewer signed legislation Tuesday designed to stop the federal government from taking over enforcement of construction safety standards in Arizona.

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State House approves review of child protection efforts

PHOENIX — The House gave final approval Monday for an external review of how Arizona has handled Child Protective Services.

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Tucson-area schools preparing for tougher education standards

Tucson-area school districts are getting ready for the state's more rigorous new "Common Core" education standards - but preparation is proving to be an individualized rather than standardized process.

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