It appears the compromise has taken shape, stopping short of pulling Indiana out of the consortium of 46 states that have already adopted the standards — at least for now. From the AP:
Educators have already rolled out the standards in kindergarten and first grade classrooms statewide this year, as we’ve been reporting on. The standards are currently slated for implementation in second grade next school year.
Republican Sen. Scott Schneider of Indianapolis tells The Associated Press that he expects the Senate Education Committee to vote today on a proposal to suspend implementation of the national standards while the State Board of Education holds new hearings on what should be included in Indiana standards.
Schneider says the Board of Education would then decide by year’s end whether to change the standards.
Senate Education Committee Chair Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn told StateImpact last week the compromise would follow the lead of state superintendent Glenda Ritz, who has called for more discussion of the Common Core.
“I’m not taking positions on Common Core necessarily,” Ritz told us last week. “In mathematics, we have to have some conversation about what we’re doing with standards and the assessments and the delivery system that we’re going to have in place.”
Ritz said she did not support the Common Core pullout bill prior to the amendments, which will likely be unveiled at the Indiana Senate Education Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon.
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