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Indiana House Votes to Replace Common Core

The Indiana House voted 67-26 Thursday to replace the Common Core standards with standards created by the State Board of Education. According to an article in Fort Wayne's Journal Gazette, Senate Bill 91 requires the board to write new educational standards — a process that is already underway. 

The replacement standards, which have been released for comment, would go into effect by July 1 in order to be in place for the 2014-2015 school year. The pending legislation allows the state panel to adopt new standards that have large portions of Common Core in them.

Indiana’s State Board of Education adopted Common Core in 2010 with the backing of former Republican Governor Mitch Daniels. Only a few grades have implemented the standards, though.

The bill that passed in the House was slightly different than one that has already passed in the Senate, so the two must be reconciled before a final bill can be sent to Governor Mike Pence.

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.

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