Senate President Pro Tem David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma said this week said they would be keeping a close eye on the State Board and Superintendent Glenda Ritz.
Bosma says after Wednesday’s State Board meeting, he’s happy with their progress.
“We’ve been chatting with everyone – the governor’s office, the State Board of Education members and the superintendent and her team – and it looks like everybody’s playing nice and moving in the same direction,” he says. “So that’s welcome news, I think, for all of us.”
“But we’re going to give a little extra guidance in a potential bill that we’ll try to pass this session so they clearly know the legislative intent,” he says.
Kruse says the legislature wants an independently-developed Indiana test and standards that, while similar to the nationally-developed Common Core education standards, will be better for Indiana students.