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School districts move ahead with new standards despite review

7:51 AM, Jun. 21, 2013
Teacher Kim DeTennis helps second grade students Ian Froelich, left, and James Shade, during science class at the School Within a School at Langlade Elementary School, Thursday, June 6, 2013. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Teacher Kim DeTennis helps second grade students Ian Froelich, left, and James Shade, during science class at the School Within a School at Langlade Elementary School, Thursday, June 6, 2013. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
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Local educators plan to continue implementing new academic standards despite a move by state lawmakers to seemingly slow the process.

The Wisconsin Senate on Thursday considered the state's $70 billion spending plan that includes a review of the state's new math and reading standards by the state Department of Public Instruction, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and a study committee. The legislation, now headed to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature, also would pause implementation of new science and social studies standards.

The provisions are aimed at comparing the new education ...

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