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January 13, 2016
24 education bills to watch as Indiana begins its 2016 legislative session
More than 70 bills were assigned to the House and Senate education committees this year.
March 25, 2015
Senate panel kills school district takeover proposal
A Senate committee today removed language from a bill that would have empowered the state to takeover entire school districts, not just individual schools.
March 18, 2015
Educators praise decision to leave dyslexia training bill largely unchanged
Educator Denise Lessow spent much of today worried that legislators would amend a bill intended to help teachers recognize students struggling with dyslexia in ways that…
February 2, 2015
These 9 education changes could move ahead in the legislature — but 6 others probably won't
There's no question a huge battle will take place over the role of state Superintendent Glenda Ritz on the Indiana State Board of Education. But of the 122 education-focused bills the Indiana General Assembly is expected to consider, just a fraction will make it through to Gov. Mike Pence's desk in April to become law.
June 24, 2014
ISTEP could expand through 10th grade next year
Education policymakers, led by Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, convened to vote on a resolution that would provide guidance to the State Board of Education when it comes to designing and selecting its new state test vendor since the state's contract with current ISTEP administrator CTB/McGraw Hill expires this week.
February 4, 2014
Senate votes to reject Common Core
Indiana legislators took a substantial step toward doing away with the Common Core today when the Senate voted to void the state's 2010 decision to adopt the learning standards. The 36-12 vote saw only Democrats vote against it. Under the bill, Indiana can no longer follow Common Core standards as of July 1.
January 30, 2014
Senate panel votes to void Common Core
A bill that would dump Common Core standards in Indiana has passed a legislative committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote later this week. Senate Bill 91's passage means the state will no longer follow Common Core standards as of July 1, author Scott Schneider said, ending months of sometimes intense debate.
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