MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature has created special committees to study the Common Core academic standards.
Wisconsin adopted the standards for math and English language arts three years ago and there are no other subject areas being developed.
Still, that hasn't stopped opponents from arguing that the standards need to be revisited.
The Republican-controlled Legislature responded to that pressure from tea party conservatives who have called for a "full and immediate investigation" into the standards by creating the study committees announced Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker said he supports holding hearings and identifying more rigorous standards than those in the Common Core.
Wisconsin's nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has described the Common Core standards as being "more rigorous, cohesive and specific" than what the state had in place prior to their adoption.
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After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home. A model of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru is being packed up in Manitowoc and returned to Japan.
Visitors to Green Bay's Neville Public Museum will soon see hours slashed. The county-owned attraction is cutting access starting the first of the year.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.