Deadline for comment on education changes near

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The deadline for comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s education standards is almost up.

Residents have until 11 p.m. Wednesday to submit comments to the Department of Education.

Lawmakers passed a bill last year requiring the state to draft new guidelines amid growing criticism of Indiana’s use of national education standards called the Common Core.

Legislators are negotiating a bill that would set a July 1 deadline to ban the national standards from Indiana.

Department of Education spokesman David Galvin says more than 1,100 comments already have been submitted.

He says Gov. Mike Pence and the Center for Education and Career Innovation requested the Board of Education delay a vote on the bill in order to consider the large volume of comments.

The vote originally was set for April 9. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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