Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson accepted the recommendation of his Common Core Review Council to leave PARCC and use ACT Aspire and ACT instead.
The Arkansas Senate votes 29 to 0 in favor in HB 1241 which delays any possible future use of PARCC until the 2016-2017 school year.
The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 86 to 1 in favor of HB 1241 that orders the State Board of Education to withdraw from PARCC by June 30, 2015.
The Arkansas House Education Committee has passed HB 1241 out of committee which would order the state out of PARCC after the 2014-2015 school year.
The Arkansas News Bureau reports that a fight is brewing in Little Rock over the Common Core State Standards. Last year there was a resolution introduced State Representative Randy Alexander (R-Fayettevile) in the Arkansas House – HR 1007 along with a companion piece of legislation introduced in the Arkansas Senate State Senator Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) – SR 4. […]