A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.
SB 280 wants to help school districts like Ft. Wayne Community Schools fund school transportation.
Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz is asking state lawmakers to study the state’s voucher program in the second half of this 2016 General Assembly.
Jennifer McCormick will run as a Republican for state superintendent.
Legislation passed at the 2016 General Assembly allowed for the DOE to grant schools the better of this year’s and last year’s grade.
Before signing the bills Pence acknowledged that Ritz anticipated the dip and was the first to come up with a solution for shielding schools and teachers.
Teacher retention is an important issue in Indiana right now, and one family of educators wrote a book on how principals can best support new teachers.
A bill in the House calls for a rescore of the 2015 ISTEP.
A new report recommends IU to maintain its health sciences and medical programs, but the campus would effectively become an extension of Purdue.