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IN drops Common Core

The state of Indiana has officially dropped Common Core. 

Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill pulling Indiana from the reading and math education standards adopted by most states across the country.

The governor's office says the proposal approved by legislators requiring the State Board of Education to draft new standards outlining what students should be learning in each grade rather than using the Common Core standards currently in place.

Velinda Stubbs is the chief academic officer for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She recently told WNIN’s The Trend that proposed new standards for high school math will require the biggest adjustment. She says other proposed standards are similar to Common Core.

Governor Pence says in a statement that he believes Indiana's students are best served by education decisions made at the state and local level.

Many Republican lawmakers pushed for the withdrawal from Common Core, which the state board adopted in 2010.