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Proposed Ind. school standards get mixed reviews

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By SUMMER BALLENTINE
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reviews on the proposed learning standards set to replace the Common Core in Indiana's classrooms are mixed among education experts and officials.

Indiana in March became the first state to drop the Common Core national standards guiding student learning in each grade. The State Board of Education is racing to finish new guidelines to replace them by the end of June. Officials are pushing for a vote April 28.

Some praise the proposed new standards for clarity and depth of knowledge, while others say they are an incoherent jumble and a complete mess.

A panel of education and business leaders will vote Monday on whether to send the standards to the State Board of Education for final approval or to ditch them.

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