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Indiana Introduces New Academic Standards

The final draft of the new academic standards for Indiana Schools was released Tuesday. If approved, these standards will replace Common Core.
 The Final draft of the new academic standards for Indiana Schools was released Tuesday.  If approved, these standards will replace Common Core.

Indiana opted in to Common Core back in 2010 and the first to withdraw. It's taken parents, teachers and administrators more 6,000 hours to draft these new academic guidelines.  It’s the first time outside input has been welcomed when drafting academic standards  

“We never had that opportunity before, and I think it is important that the professionals that work in the trenches have an opportunity to do that,” said Julie Hyndman. 

Hyndman heads up the Fort Wayne Teacher’s Association. She's a long-time educator who is in favor of the Indiana’s new set of academic standards.   

“I think that a lot of hours have been put in it to ensure our students success,” said Hyndman.  

Governor Pence said in a statement that reads in part.

"Now that these dedicated Hoosiers have completed their work, I look forward to a thorough review by the Education Roundtable and the State Board of Education to ensure that these new standards meet my objectives to have Indiana standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high.”

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