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Common Core replacement passes OK Dept. of Edu.

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 09:26:07-05

The replacement for Common Core standards is getting closer to being utilized in Oklahoma public schools. 

A standard was approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for public schools that includes changes for English, Math, Health and Physical Education.

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State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says the change gives local schools more flexibility amid budget cuts.

Lawmakers still must approve the new standards.

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