Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to allow failing private and religious schools to appeal to keep receiving publicly funded vouchers.
A panel of Indiana business and community leaders voted Monday to approve new academic standards to replace the Common Core in Indiana.
Indiana is writing new academic standards after it pulled out of the national standards known as the Common Core.
Indiana joined the national initiative to share academic standards in 2010.
The State Board voted 10-1 Wednesday to approve updated social studies standards after a year-long review process.
Lost in the furor over Common Core has been the routine review of Indiana’s social studies standards, which are up for a vote Wednesday.
The goal is to approve new standards by summer, time many teachers use to plan lessons and seek professional development.
The Indiana General Assembly crafted a new law halting the rollout of nationally-crafted academic standards with the No Child Left Behind act in mind.