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Saturday, July 9th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
Local education officials say three years after Common Core State Standards took effect, most of the fears they initially sparked appear to be unfounded.
Mercer County Educational Service Center Superintendent Shelly Vaughn outlined four misconceptions that came about when Common Core first hit the state: that they would take away local control, lead to mediocrity, strip school boards of authority and be too liberal without relevance to modern careers. [More]
Obituaries on July 9th, 2016
Lee (LeRoy) Bernard Pleiman, 76, passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Union, Kentucky, on July 1st, 2016. [More]
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