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Board of Education approves Common Core replacements

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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.

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