INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reviews on the proposed learning standards set to replace the Common Core in Indiana's classrooms are mixed among education experts and officials. Indiana in March became the first state to drop the Common Core national standards guiding student learning in each grade. The State Board of Education is racing to finish new guidelines to replace them by the end of June. Officials are pushing for a vote April 28th.
CHICAGO (AP) - Environmental groups are suing to try to stop a proposed $1.3 billion tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The Environmental Law and Policy Center announced yesterday that it filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the Sierra Club and Openlands.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis airport spokesman says a Southwest Airlines flight has safely made an emergency landing after the airline received some kind of threat. Spokesman Carlo Bertolini says Southwest Flight 362 requested the emergency landing and landed without incident Wednesday afternoon at Indianapolis International Airport. The flight with 138 passengers and a crew of five aboard originated in Baltimore and was headed to Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities said yesterday an Indianapolis police officer shot and killed his estranged wife, also an officer, and then turned the gun on himself. Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite identified the two dead officers as Sergeant Ryan Anders and his ex-wife, Officer Kim Carmack.
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