State Board Of Education Approves New Academic Standards

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

State Board Of Education Approves New Academic Standards

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana State Board of Education has approved new standards to replace Common Core standards.

The board came down to a 10-1 vote in favor of the new standards and that will make Indiana the first state in the nation to drop Common Core. Republican Governor Mike Pence and Democratic State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz have both come out in support of the new academic standards.

Some opponents to the new standards claim that they are still too similar to the former Common Core standards. Indiana decided to drop the national Common Core standards because lawmakers felt the standards did not adequately prepare students for college or a career.

The changes will come into effect next fall.

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