- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina’s public schools says he’s been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.

The Academic Standards Review Commission began in September and is supposed to propose how to rewrite standards currently following the demands of Common Core, used in dozens of states.

This year’s final state budget left out money to operate the panel for things like staff hires and research.

Media outlets report Co-Chairman Andre Peek told commission members Monday that legislators have told him the commission will be properly funded with a $250,000 budget.

Legislators return to work next month. For now, Peek says money will come from the Department of Administration, which will be reimbursed later.

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