Proposed Ind. school standards get mixed reviews

In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 25, 2013, Common Core standards are posted on a bulletin board in a second grade classroom at George Buck Elementary School in Indianapolis. The national math and education standards outlined in the Common Core are everywhere at Buck Elementary. Stapled packets of the standards hang outside classroom doors, and individual guidelines are cut out and displayed in the hallways next to hand-drawn graphs scribbled in crayon. A bill signed last Monday by Gov. Mike Pence makes Indiana the first state to revoke those standards, but what will replace them is unclear in a state where teachers are still reeling from years of change. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 25, 2013, Common Core standards are posted on a bulletin board in a second grade classroom at George Buck Elementary School in Indianapolis. The national math and education standards outlined in the Common Core are everywhere at Buck Elementary. Stapled packets of the standards hang outside classroom doors, and individual guidelines are cut out and displayed in the hallways next to hand-drawn graphs scribbled in crayon. A bill signed last Monday by Gov. Mike Pence makes Indiana the first state to revoke those standards, but what will replace them is unclear in a state where teachers are still reeling from years of change. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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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