- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Latest on the Maryland General Assembly’s vote to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill with a plan to identify and assist struggling schools in the state (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

The Maryland General Assembly has overridden Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of Maryland’s blueprint for identifying and assisting struggling schools.

The Senate voted 32-15 Thursday for the override. The House voted 90-50 for it earlier in the day

Supporters say the bill takes a creative approach to provide a big-picture view of how schools succeed and protects public schools from privatization.

Hogan and other Republicans who oppose the bill say it’s too lax on academic performance standards and makes it difficult to fix struggling schools.

The measure is the legislature’s response to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. It allows states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other factors to identify failing schools.

2:10 a.m.

Supporters of a plan approved by Maryland lawmakers to identify and assist struggling schools in Maryland are speaking out against Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the measure.

Lawmakers and representatives of the state’s teachers union are gathering Thursday morning in Annapolis.

The Republican governor vetoed the bill on Wednesday. He says it’s too lax on academic performance standards, caves in to special interests and makes it “nearly impossible” for the state to fix struggling schools.

Supporters say the bill takes a creative approach to provide a big-picture view of how schools succeed and why some don’t. They also say it protects public schools from privatization.

Both houses of the General Assembly passed the bill with enough votes to override the governor’s veto before they adjourn Monday at midnight.

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