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July 30, 2014

 

We want to know your thoughts on the new standards and assessments.

How Are You Preparing For New State Standards And Tests?

Our StateImpact Indiana education team is curious to hear how parents, teachers and school administrators are preparing for new standards and assessments.

July 29, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education last October, but the suit was thrown out. Now four private citizens who filed the same suit on her behalf are getting traction with the lawsuit.

Judge: Lawsuit Against SBOE Members Will Go Forward

A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.

July 29, 2014

 

Preschoolers color at a kindergarten prep program at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour.

Indiana Child Care Expensive, But Quality Is Improving

The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.

July 24, 2014

 

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett speaks with media on his last day in office.

Bennett Speaks Out On A-F System Allegations

Tony Bennett speaks about the accusations that he adjusted A-F scores when he was state superintendent.

July 23, 2014

 

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For The Counties Selected To Host Pre-K Pilot, What’s Next?

Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are starting to prepare for the pre-k pilot program that is scheduled to launch in 2015.

July 21, 2014

 

Indiana is one of fifteen states that met requirements for the national special education framework this year.

Indiana Special Education On Track With National Framework

Indiana is one of the few states hitting the mark for national special education framework, which looks at compliance as well as student performance.

July 18, 2014

 

Arlington High School, a takeover within the Indianapolis Public School system, will remain open through the 2014-15 school year.

Arlington High School Will Stay Open, Operated By EdPower

One of Indianapolis Public Schools' takeover schools will remain open and under operation by non-profit EdPower, with assistance from the district.

July 18, 2014

 

Community members pack the gym at Lincoln School for a public meeting about the school's failing accountability scores.

Future Of Two Evansville Schools Now In Hands Of State Board

Community members from two Evansville schools met with state representatives Thursday to discuss improvement plans after five failing accountability scores.

July 17, 2014

 

An increasing number of teachers is leaving the workforce each year.

Study: Teacher Turnover Is Higher Than Ever

A new report shows that roughly half a million U.S. teachers move or leave the profession each year.

July 16, 2014

 

Some Hoosiers question whether the choice of a State Superintendent of Public Instruction should fall to voters or government officials.

Should Indiana’s Superintendent Be Elected Or Appointed?

Recent friction between the State Board of Education and Superintendent Glenda Ritz raises the question: should her position be appointed rather than elected?

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