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Indiana faces threat from feds over common core standards

Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, shown in this June 10, 2013 file photo, as she talks about Common Core standards. Ritz received a notice from Deb Delisle, assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, warning of a possible suspension of its No Child Left Behind waiver, which c...

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Indiana, which recently became the first state to withdraw from the new Common Core standards and just last week adopted its own testing standards, is apparently facing possible suspension of its No Child Left Behind waiver, which could badly jeopardize the state's funding priorities.
The notice came in the form of a letter to Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz from Deb Delisle, assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, Chalkbeat reports. The federal Department of Education wants to be convinced that the state standards are at least as challenging as those in the Common Core.
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