Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:55pm
Legislative leaders haven‘t ruled out passing their own academic standards for Indiana schools to replace Common Core. The State Board of Education is supposed to write new academic standards, but the tug-of-war between the board and state superintendent Glenda Ritz has left that work behind schedule. Senate President Pro Tem David Long says legislators will step in if they have to, but says he‘s been encouraged by an apparent improvement in the working relationship between Ritz and the board at their last two meetings. The state is facing federal deadlines to complete the standards.