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House Bill 1004
February 25, 2016
Teacher pay and pension changes, opposed by unions, are dead for now
The Senate announced it wouldn't move forward with House Bill 1004, but another Senate bill with almost identical language has a hearing scheduled Monday.
March 17, 2014
Indiana legislature passes 31 education bills in 2014
Dumping Common Core and starting a preschool pilot were the top headlines for the legislature this year, but 2014 also brought a host…
March 13, 2014
Ailing preschool pilot program finds new life (updated)
New life was breathed into Gov. Mike Pence’s ailing preschool pilot program proposal under a deal forged by a committee of Democrats and Republicans from both legislative chambers. The pilot, stripped out of House Bill 1004 by Senate Republicans concerned about the program’s potential long term costs, was put back in and could even serve more kids than originally estimated.
March 3, 2014
Education in the 2014 legislature: What's passed, dead and still waiting
Bills that still have yet to pass both houses of the Indiana Legislature have until today in the House and tomorrow in the Senate to make it through. Then lawmakers have until March 14 to iron out the differences between bills passed in the House and Senate and to approve the final versions of all bills. Here's where everything stands.
February 25, 2014
Pence-backed teacher choice bill derailed
A plan to offer extra pay to teachers willing to work in high need schools — another of Gov. Mike Pence’s education legislative priorities —…
February 19, 2014
Senate panel drops Pence-backed preschool program
One of Gov. Mike Pence’s top legislative priorities, a preschool pilot program, appears to have been stymied for 2014. The program that would have been created by House Bill 1004, was set aside today by the Senate Education Committee, which preferred to hand the idea off to a legislative summer committee for more study. The rewritten bill, with the pilot program removed and language creating the study committee inserted, passed the committee 9-0.
February 12, 2014
In rare legislative appearance, Pence touts preschool
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence testified on behalf of a bill for the first time as governor today, making a personal plea for support for his proposed preschool pilot program. His goal: Get reluctant fellow Republicans on the Senate Education Committee to vote yes on House Bill 1004 to create the program. But the bill could still be in trouble. After Pence's remarks, Republican committee members remained skeptical, asking a long list of questions about the cost, practicality and need for state-paid preschool.
February 7, 2014
Here are the 43 education bills still alive in the Indiana legislature
At the halfway point of the legislature’s 2014 session, there are quite a lot of education issues that have advanced across the statehouse for consideration in the other chamber. Chalkbeat will be tracking 43 education bills as they head to committees for consideration beginning next week.
January 16, 2014
Preschool bill easily passes House
The Indiana House today strongly supported a bill that would represent the state’s first foray into direct aid for preschool, passing it 87-9. House Bill…
January 9, 2014
Preschool bill passes House Education Committee
The Republican-dominated House Education Committee took the first step today to advance House Bill 1004, creating a preschool pilot program, approving it by a 10-3…
January 9, 2014
Speaker Bosma backs preschool, but senate unmoved
House Speaker Brian Bosma endorsed Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to establish Indiana’s first state-funded preschool program Wednesday, but there was just one problem. The Republican-dominated…
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