Gov. Eric Holcomb requested $10 million in additional funding for preschool. A Senate committee voted to reduce that to $3 million.
Senators voted down a bill Monday that would have changed the Superintendent of Public Instruction from an elected position to an appointed one.
House Republicans revealed their proposal for the state budget Wednesday, eliminating teacher performance grants based on how students perform on state tests.
The grants went to 284 school districts and charter schools across the state.
The Department of Education fired 34 of 250 employees, a 14 percent staff reduction.
The state’s largest teachers’ union laid out their legislative priorities Wednesday.
Reliable internet access is not just about fun experiences, like a virtual field trip. Online tools are necessary in today’s classrooms.
The HLC passed changes for the credentials high school teachers that teach dual-credit courses that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.
The state uses a formula to decide how much money each school district receives to award bonuses to all teachers rated effective or highly effective.
When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state-funded pre-K will be a top priority.