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Gov. Haslam Visiting Schools In Support of Common Core

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting schools in each grand division of Tennessee on Tuesday to drum up support for Common Core education standards. The Republican governor starts the day at Cedar Grove Elementary in Smyrna, followed by a visit to Indian Trail Intermediate in Johnson City. He wraps up the tour at Lexington Middle School in Henderson County. 


The governor is trying to shore up support for the curriculum and testing standards that he has called crucial to improving education in the state. A broad coalition of Republican and Democratic House members last week passed a bill seeking to delay the implementation of the new standards by two years. The Senate would have to agree to those provisions before the measure would head for the governor's desk.

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