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Kyle Stokes

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January 20, 2014

 

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10 Things To Know About Indiana’s Business Equipment Tax

With the a tax expert's help, StateImpact explains how Indiana's levy on business equipment works — and how its phase-out would impact local governments.

January 14, 2014

 

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Breaking Down Latest Cost Estimate For Proposed Pre-K Pilot

Assuming a proposed pre-K pilot serves children in Indiana's most populous counties, it could cost the state around $25 million.

January 13, 2014

 

A rally supporter holds up stop common core sign at the Indiana Statehouse.

Report: Why Right-Wing Groups Are Pushing To End Common Core

As Indiana's standards debate continues, Politico reports on how national conservative groups see their anti-Common Core push as the start of a bigger debate.

January 13, 2014

 

Muncie Community Schools Superintendent Tim Heller, right, listens during public comment at a board meeting.

State Denies Muncie Schools’ Request To Stop Running Buses

The school district, deeply in debt, asked the Indiana Department of Education to allow it to end bus service after a transportation referendum failed.

January 8, 2014

 

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Pre-K Pilot Bill Resurfaces In Indiana House Ed Committee

A House panel will take up a bill Thursday that creates a pre-K pilot program — and bears striking resemblance to a proposal the full House passed last year.

January 7, 2014

 

Carrie Hillyard, who leads the turnaround team Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation leaders created to assist five struggling district schools, speaks to State Board of Education members at a public hearing on the future of Glenwood Leadership Academy.

Intervention At Glenwood Likely To Stop Short Of Takeover

Indiana education officials have proposed adding state-level oversight for the troubled Glenwood Leadership Academy in Evansville.

January 6, 2014

 

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Report: Ritz Aide Mined Bennett Emails, Denies Leaking Story

The Indianapolis Monthly piece doesn't reveal how an AP reporter knew to ask for emails that cost former schools chief Tony Bennett his next job in Florida.

December 30, 2013

 

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Indiana Attorney General Takes School Security Push To Feds

Washington lawmakers are beginning to write the federal budget and Indiana’s top lawyer wants to make sure they include more money for school resource officers.

December 20, 2013

 

A teacher at Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy leads a lesson for her second graders. The school officially earned its sixth straight F on Friday and could face state intervention as a result.

More A’s In Long-Awaited 2012-13 School Letter Grade Release

A record number of Indiana public schools earned the top grade on the state’s A-F performance rating scale in 2012-13.

December 19, 2013

 

A kindergartener at East Side Elementary in Brazil practices writing.

New AIR Report Shows How Important Kindergarten Has Become

Teachers are increasingly focusing on academic skills in kindergarten, according to a survey from the American Institutes of Research.

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