On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, February 21, 2014

N-B Links: State proposes new education standards

The Indiana Department of Education Wednesday published possible new standards to measure the effectiveness of a classroom curriculum, and a Wells County educator said he believes both proponents and opponents of the controversial Common Core will support them.

“Both sides are going to claim victory,” said Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker, who sits on the Education Roundtable, which recommends policies such as standards to the State Board of Education, which ultimately approves them.

The Roundtable recommended the social studies standards at their Thursday meeting and will review language arts and math standards at the March meeting.

Baker said he expects the State Board to approve those in April.

Before then, though, the DOE is soliciting public feedback. Click here to read through the standards and to provide feedback.

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