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March 27, 2017
GOP plan to appoint Indiana’s schools chief claws its way back to a win in Senate panel
The Senate Rules Committee passed and amended a bill on Monday changing how the state’s top education official is selected.
January 6, 2017
Funding for Indiana schools, preschool and teachers have seen major changes. Lawmakers are now taking a second look.
House Republicans are proposing fundamental changes in how money is distributed to Indiana school districts.
changing of the guard
November 23, 2016
Will Indiana Republicans now move to make the state superintendent job appointed?
With Glenda Ritz in the role, Republicans pushed to limit the superintendent's powers.
Getting an early start
November 22, 2016
Indiana House speaker calls for a big expansion of preschool support
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma also said a priority for 2017 would be to get more schools to shift spending to the classroom and away from administrative and support services.
February 9, 2016
Junking Indiana’s ISTEP test: What might come next and at what cost?
Lawmakers want to overhaul standardized tests, but state and federal law could limit how much they change.
January 25, 2016
Pence hails school choice progress, but advocates say they're fighting for more
Indiana has seen a dramatic increase in charter schools and private school vouchers over the last decade.
January 21, 2016
It’s over: Pence signs bills pausing ISTEP consequences for one year
After nearly two years of debate, Pence and lawmakers bowed to Ritz’s solution to a big test score drop.
January 21, 2016
Teacher scholarship bill passes committee but could leave current students out
As it's written, the scholarships would not be available to students who graduated high school before June 2016.
January 5, 2016
Bills aimed at teacher hiring take a back seat to ISTEP, for now
Several lawmakers are working on bills to offer incentives for college graduates to become teachers and other support.
January 4, 2016
Pence signs on to Ritz's approach to 'pause' A-F grades, ISTEP sanctions
Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill is expected to be considered by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
January 4, 2016
5 bold predictions for the new year for ISTEP, teachers, Pence, Ritz and IPS
Ferebee is in demand, Ritz and Pence have political challenges and ISTEP could die in 2016.
December 21, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s teacher shortage debate: What comes next?
This isn't the first year Indiana schools have had troubled finding qualified teachers to fill open jobs, but it seems to be the first year everyone's paying attention.
December 16, 2015
House Speaker Brian Bosma: Dump ISTEP for a new exam
Problems with ISTEP have key legislators wondering if it's time to try something different.
November 17, 2015
Republican proposal would offer aspiring teachers free college tuition
A new bill would give Indiana college students a chance to get tuition fully paid for by the state if they agree to spend five years teaching after they graduate.
November 16, 2015
Lawmakers look to cut teachers a break, but not schools
Republicans plan to move quickly in January on a bill to relax ISTEP sanctions for teachers but want to keep A-F grades for schools.
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