Vote set on Indiana’s Common Core Replacement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The State Board of Education is poised to decide whether to approve new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core benchmarks in Indiana's classrooms this fall.
 
The board's possible approval Monday of the new education standards would complete 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.