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      State Education Board Forms Committee to Create New Standards

      OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Board of Education has created a steering committee to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools.

      The board voted Tuesday to create the committee and appointed board member Amy Ford to chair the committee and board members Lee Baxter and Bill Price to serve as members.

      The committee will consist of eight other members that include representatives from higher education as well as a school administrator, teachers and the parent of a public school student.

      The board has been directed to develop a new set of standards for math and English after the Legislature earlier this year repealed the Common Core standards that were scheduled to take full effect in the current school year.

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