RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

The House approved a bill, 71-34, to rewrite the statewide curriculum to better tailor it for North Carolina students.

The bill repeals Common Core for the state's K-12 standards and directs the State Board of Education to come up with new ones.  A new standards advisory commission will be formed to make recommendations to the board.

Common Core, which schools began testing two years ago, will remain in place until the new standards are completed.

The bill will now go to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. McCrory has said he wants to ensure high standards are in place for public schools.