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August 3, 2015

 

Patti Newell has been driving buses for the Monroe County Community School Corporation for 19 years. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Back To School: It’s Not Just For Students

Monday marks the first day of school for students and staff in many Indiana districts, including bus drivers who have been practicing their routes for weeks.

July 30, 2015

 

Legislative leaders are asking to put the stateâs teacher shortage on the agenda for summer study committees. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Legislative Education Leaders Want To Study Teacher Shortage

Some lawmakers are concerned about data reported earlier this summer showing steeply declining numbers of licenses issued to teachers in the state.

July 28, 2015

 

Doors already closed on one failing school in Gary when the State Board of Education voted to close Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School this past March. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Gary, Evansville Schools Put Improvement On The To-Do List

State Board of Education members will meet community leaders in Gary and Evansville to jumpstart improvement efforts for three schools in danger of failing.

July 28, 2015

 

Gov. Mike Pence speaks at the Charter Schools USA 2015 summit at The Weston in Indianapolis, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Photo Credit: Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media)

Pence Promises To ‘Expand Opportunities’ For Charter Schools

Gov. Mike Pence promised to expand opportunities for charter schools in a speech Tuesday at the conference of a private charter school company.

July 28, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testifies before Congress. (Photo Credit: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS/LANDOV)

Indiana’s College Loan Default Rate Ranks High

Data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Indiana has one of highest default rates of student loans in the country.

July 23, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Feds Grant Indiana Three-Year No Child Left Behind Waiver

The federal government has granted Indiana a three-year extension of its waiver, which exempts the state from certain provisions of the national law.

July 23, 2015

 

State officials hope a new law requiring colleges and universities to communicate with students about their debt repayments will make things easier on both parties. (Photo Credit: 401(K) 2012/Flickr)

Higher Ed Commission Joins Efforts To Reduce Student Debt

Indiana's Commission for Higher Education has released materials to help state universities communicate better with students about their debt loads.

July 22, 2015

 

IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee will attend a discussion on school discipline at the White House on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (Photo Credit: Indianapolis Public Schools)

IPS Staff To Attend White House Conference On Discipline

In the past year at IPS, student suspensions, expulsions and arrests have been dramatically cut by at least 40 percent.

July 18, 2015

 

Indiana State Superintendent and gubernatorial candidate Glenda Ritz speaks to the press at the statehouse, following allegations her campaign violated election finance laws. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Ritz Corrects, Resubmits Erroneous Campaign Finance Report

Officials with State Superintendent Glenda Ritz's gubernatorial campaign say they have amended errors in the campaign's initial finance report.

July 13, 2015

 

The number of licenses the state issued to first year teachers in 2013-14 dropped by more than 60 percent from the 2009-10 school year. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Many Blame Low Pay, Discouraging Policy For Teacher Shortage

The number of first-time teaching licenses granted in Indiana has dropped by more than 60 percent in just the last five years.

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