Board of Education approves Common Core replacements - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Board of Education approves Common Core replacements

Posted: Updated:

The State Board of Education approved new math and English standards to replace the Common Core benchmarks in Indiana's classrooms this fall.  According to the Indiana Center for Education and Career Innovation, the standards were adopted with two votes of 10-1.

The board's approval Monday completes the process of Indiana becoming the first state to formally abandon the national benchmarks that had been adopted by 45 states.

A crowd of Common Core opponents booed and jeered as the Education Roundtable led by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz voted overwhelmingly last week to endorse the new standards.

Opponents argue the planned replacement standards aren't much different from the contentious Common Core.

The standards are a guide for what students should learn in each grade.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267

All content ┬ęCopyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at