- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The House Education Committee on Wednesday will hear a resolution calling for a delay in implementing new English language and mathematics standards for Alaska.

House Resolution 9, sponsored by Republican Tammie Wilson of North Pole, calls for the delay because it may force districts to overhaul their existing curriculum.

The Alaska State Board of Education approved the new English language arts and mathematic standards this year.

Wilson says local districts and the Legislature have the right to know the costs involved with implementing the standards.

Her resolution calls on Education Commissioner Mike Hanley and the state board of education to delay their implementation until a cost analysis is completed.

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