States keep the common core but change the moniker

01/31/2014 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Officials in a few states are renaming the Common Core State Standards to put some distance between the controversy about the standards. In Florida, lawmakers are considering referring to them as the "Next Generation Sunshine State Standards" and Iowa already has decided to call the standards the "Iowa Core." The goal, some say, is to brand the standards as local -- pushing back against what some say is too much federal influence over education.

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