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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on a North Carolina panel failing to agree on recommendations to revamp math teaching under the Common Core standards. All times local:

5:10 p.m.

A commission created by North Carolina's opponents of the Common Core education standards has failed to recommend concrete examples of what should replace it.

The Academic Standards Review Commission on Friday couldn't agree on proposals to scrap the way math instruction was changed after the Common Core started to show up in classrooms three years ago. Recommendations for how to teach reading and writing say standards should be revised so course work better fits the age of the students being taught.

Commission co-chair Tammy Covil says the panel's recommendations after work of more than a year amounts to little more than a face lift of the criticized Common Core.

One of the failed proposals would have returned the teaching of high school math to the old sequence of algebra, followed by geometry and more algebra.

4:42 a.m.

A commission that reviewed the Common Core standards for North Carolina's public school students is ready to recommend scrapping the way math is taught.

The Academic Standards Review Commission votes Friday on recommendations to state legislators. The panel spent more than a year reviewing what students should learn between kindergarten and high school graduation after complaints surfaced about the Common Core standards, which started to show up in classrooms three years ago.

The group would scrap the math standards in elementary schools in favor of the guidelines now used in Minnesota. That could mean retraining teachers. The commission says high school math should return to the old sequence of algebra, followed by geometry and more algebra.

The panel also says state schools should revise how reading and writing are taught.

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