Common Core Standards http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania Common Core Standards on Hold, Pending State Board Review http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-common-core-standards-hold-pending-state-board-review <p>In the spring, Gov. Tom Corbett postponed implementation of the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards, citing concerns from lawmakers and public. Corbett asked the State Board of Education and lawmakers to review the standards and make any modifications they deem necessary.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:12:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 12403 at http://wesa.fm State Senate Democrats Denounce Proposed Standardized Tests http://wesa.fm/post/state-senate-democrats-denounce-proposed-standardized-tests <p>Calling it "phony" and a boon to "corporate education," a handful of Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate blasted Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to implement new standardized tests that would determine students' high school graduation status based on knowledge of Common Core academic benchmarks.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 18:02:54 +0000 Noah Brode 9444 at http://wesa.fm