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Both Republicans and Democrats in the Wisconsin legislature have drafted measures aimed at reforming education in Wisconsin.

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Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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Wisconsin continues its tug of war over Common Core standards. They spell out what American students should learn and when. 

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Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

As Wisconsin debates how to proceed with Common Core in public schools, here are comparisons between the old and new academic standards.

We could have a good idea of the direction Wisconsin will head on Common Core.  On Tuesday, members of an Assembly panel drew their conclusions.

New national test results find black eighth graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin rank lowest in the country.

Common Core standards are a hot topic lately. At least 40 states have adopted the academic standards for their students, Wisconsin included. But, now there is pressure to back away from Common Core.

Experts and officials from around the country gathered in Milwaukee this week, in part, to discuss educational standards and accountability.