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StateImpact Indiana: Common Core Pause

by Elle Moxley

May 16, 2013

Three years ago, Indiana was one of the first states to sign on to new academic standards known as the Common Core.  Now it could be the first state to pull out after legislation pausing implementation of the nationally-crafted standards passed the General Assembly.  But as Common Core opponents celebrated an improbable, last-minute victory, teachers questioned how taking a timeout will affect schools already adopting the new standards. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, what the pause means depends on who you ask.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.