Public to talk on Missouri student learning goals

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The State Board of Education is taking public comment on a review of Missouri’s education standards for elementary and secondary schools.

The board scheduled a public hearing Monday to gather opinions on the work of parent and educator groups that are revising the standards.

Missouri currently uses the national Common Core benchmarks for what students should learn in each grade.

Lawmakers passed legislation in May requiring a review of what they call shoddy standards created without local input. The hope was to eventually eliminate Common Core.

But some work group members appointed by public officials both for and against Common Core have struggled to reach a compromise in outlining learning goals.