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Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

September 17th, 2013 9:43 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

KINGSPORT  — The city school board has gone on record supporting Common Core standards, a stance that is to be shared with Tennessee lawmakers later this week.

But Board of Education members said they are not joining other greater Tri-Cities school boards in approving a resolution opposing the recent teacher licensure changes made by the state school board.

The BOE at a called meeting before a regular board work session voted 5-0 to approve a resolution supporting Common Core standards for math and English/language arts and literacy.

BOE Vice President Susan Lodal said the resolution would be shared with lawmakers during the Senate Education Committee’s hearing on Common Core Thursday and Friday in Nashville.

Tennessee and more than 40 other states are to adopt Common Core next year, and the Volunteer State is among more than 20 that used the PARCC or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment to test for the standards.

Lodal said “a few people with a lot of misinformation about Common Core and where it originated” are making 11th-hour efforts to challenge it.

Read more of this story in Wednesday's print edition of the Times-News, or the expanded electronic edition

Click here for a copy of the Common Core resolution.

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