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Bennett Says Indiana A Leader In Education “Space Race”

In his State of Education address Tuesday, Superintendent Tony Bennett called Indiana a national leader.

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Indiana state superintendent Tony Bennett.

Tuesday evening, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett laid out efforts he and the Department of Education will push for in the next year to help keep Indiana atop the education reform movement.

Key among those is linking all levels of education, from kindergarten through twelfth to higher education, to better prepare student.

We want every student to be able to take advantage of well-paying, 21st century career opportunities.

“So whether they leave our buildings for universities or they leave our buildings for other post-secondary training, we want every student to be able to take advantage of well-paying, 21st century career opportunities,” Bennett said.

Bennett said that preparation includes requiring all students to complete at least one online course before graduating high school and incorporating the latest technologies into classrooms across the state. Indiana State Teacher’s Association President Nate Schnellenberger said teachers have already embraced technology in the classroom, but the state must back up its efforts with more than words.

“What we really need to see is the state to provide to those local school corporations the resources that they need to do that throughout the state,” Schnellenberger said.

Bennett said he will ask the General Assembly to tackle these issues in the 2012 legislative session.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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  • Don’t get fooled again

    Indiana is leading the nation in the race to the bottom.  Dr. Bennett is little more than a shill who is determined to undermine and under fund the public schools that hold together our local communities.  In 10 years from now Indiana will be at the bottom of the states in public education and Dr. Bennett’s cronies will somehow blame teachers, kids, and parents.

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