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Indiana Replaces Common Core With 12-Hour Test

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and schools superintendent Glenda Ritz have sparked a firestorm after last-minute plans to implement a 12-hour state test to third- through eighth-grade students went public.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and schools superintendent Glenda Ritz have sparked a firestorm after last-minute plans to implement a 12-hour state test to third- through eighth-grade students went public. After opting out of national Common Core state standards, lawmakers were tasked with developing in-house standards and proficiency exams. But disputes between the governor’s office and the board of education contributed to delays and confusion surrounding testing originally scheduled to begin last week. (Education Week)

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