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A Year After Common Core, the Next Battle Could Be Indiana’s New Science Standards

Indiana could be gearing up for another fight over academic standards — this time, in science. Over the next year, the Indiana Department of Education will work toward an update of the state’s science standards, which are expectations for what kids in each grade should learn. But already some are worried the revision process will rely too heavily on standards that critics say are too easy, too unclear and too close to the drama that accompanied Indiana’s adoption, and subsequent abandonment, of the Common Core State Standards in English and math.