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2013 House Concurrent Resolution 11: Authorize adoption of "Common Core" school standards
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on September 25, 2013, to authorize the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to spend money to implement "Common Core" curriculum promoted by an entity associated with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, subject to various restrictions and conditions specified in the resolution. The authorization does not apply to an associated student testing regime.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on September 25, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on September 26, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the concurrent resolution then be adopted.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 26, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on September 26, 2013, to strip out a provision added in committee that would require the Governor, legislators and school district officials to take tests based on the standards. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 26, 2013.
    • The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 26, 2013.
  2. Passed 85 to 21 in the House on September 26, 2013, to authorize the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to spend money to implement "Common Core" curriculum promoted by an entity associated with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, subject to various restrictions and conditions specified in the resolution. The authorization does not apply to an associated student testing regime, and directs the state board and the department to make implementation of the standards contingent on local districts retaining the ability to adopt a different curriculum.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 2, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on October 2, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on October 24, 2013, to adopt a version which adds more assertions that local school boards should not be prohibited from adopting a different curriculum. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 24, 2013.
  4. Passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 24, 2013, to authorize the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to spend money to implement "Common Core" curriculum promoted by an entity associated with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, subject to various restrictions and conditions specified in the resolution. The authorization does not apply to an associated student testing regime, and directs the state board and the department to make implementation of the standards contingent on local districts retaining the ability to adopt a different curriculum.
  5. Received in the House on October 29, 2013.
  6. Passed by voice vote in the House on October 29, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the authorization.

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