South Carolina education officials act swiftly to replace Common Core

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Monday, July 14, 2014

South Carolina's Department of Education is moving at full speed in its effort to rewrite the state's standards of education.

Members of the state's Board of Education are expecting to vote on math and English language arts standards educators will use for teaching students during the 2015-16 school year as early as December, with a team of writers producing the new standards no later than August, said Larry Kobrovsky, who represents Charleston and Berkeley counties on the board.

Kobrovsky said the department is acting swiftly in anticipation of the leadership change at the end of the year, when the term of Superintendent of Education Mick Zais comes to an end. Zais has been a strong opponent of Common Core standards since their adoption by the board.

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