Newark City Schools sides with Common Core

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Common Core debate rages on, but Newark City Schools has picked a side: in support of the standards.

In late July, Ohio House leaders announced a bill that, if passed, will repeal Common Core in the state. In response, district Superintendent Doug Ute wrote a letter to Ohio legislators, backing the standards and urging leaders to consider the effect a repeal would have.

Hearings on the repeal start this week, and Ute said if called on to testify, he will.

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