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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. The bill approved 4-1 Tuesday by a House-Senate conference committee is expected to win final legislative approval this week.

The Michigan Senate has restored funding to implement the Common Core educational standards. WEMU's Bob Eccles has reaction from one local school district.