Common Core en Lawmakers Hike K-12 Funding, Nix Standardized Test <div>Michigan lawmakers have given initial approval to a school budget that boosts spending by 4 percent and prohibits the state from replacing its standardized test next year with one developed by a group of states.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill approved 4-1 Tuesday by a House-Senate conference committee is expected to win final legislative approval this week.</span></div><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:31:08 +0000 Associated Press 47083 at Lawmakers Hike K-12 Funding, Nix Standardized Test Local Reaction to Michigan Senate Approving Common Core Funding <p>The Michigan Senate has restored funding to implement the Common Core educational standards. WEMU's Bob Eccles has reaction from one local school district.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:46:13 +0000 Bob Eccles 36851 at