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Final agreement met on Common Core future in NC

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 A proposed final compromise on legislation to replace Common Core in North Carolina's public schools could allow portions of the academic standards to remain if state education officials choose.

The chief negotiators of competing versions of the measure said Wednesday an agreement has been reached. Both chambers would have to vote for the compromise before it goes to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

Sen. Jerry Tillman of Randolph County and Rep. Bryan Holloway of Stokes County both said the measure would do away with Common Core, adopted by more than 40 states. But Tillman says the State Board of Education could retain standards considered rigorous enough.

Teachers have been training or instructing based on Common Core for three years, but some parents don't like the curriculum associated with the standards.

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