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May 19, 2015

 

John Gregg, Karen Tallian and Gov. Mike Pence have all thrown their hats into the ring for the 2016 gubernatorial race.

Where Do Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education Issues?

Education has been a big issue in Indiana, and the trend will no doubt continue well into the 2016 race for governor.

May 18, 2015

 

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett delivers a speech in Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Indiana Hasn’t Heard The Last Of Former Supt. Tony Bennett

The state will not file criminal charges against former superintendent Tony Bennett – but it may not be the last time Hoosiers hear of the educator.

May 15, 2015

 

(Photo Credit: Loyola Fine & Performing Arts/Flickr)

Music Program Cuts Worry Some IPS Community Members

Indianapolis Public Schools is changing its framework for staffing special classes like music, which may result in decreased program offerings in some schools.

May 14, 2015

 

Indiana education officials have agreed to sign a contract with Pearson to operate the ISTEP+ beginning in the 2016 school year. (Photo Credit: Robbie/Flickr)

Indiana’s New Test Vendor Finds Itself In Hot Water

Pearson, the testing company hired to produce Indiana's standardized testing system the next two years is in trouble over security concerns in other states.

May 7, 2015

 

Members of the State Board of Education hear public comment at their May meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Approves New A-F System Rules

The State Board of Education approved a final framework for the state's A-F school accountability system Thursday, following more than two years of discussion.

May 5, 2015

 

19 counties in Indiana have switched to centralized vote centers

Trend Continues As 12 Of 17 School Referenda Pass

A majority of school-related ballot measures passed this election cycle, in keeping with what has become a May voting trend since 2008.

May 4, 2015

 

State Board meeting

State Board Could Look Different After May Meeting

The State Board of Education gathers for its monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Indianapolis.

April 29, 2015

 

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives met Wednesday to finalize legislation on a number of different issues. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Final Attempts To Clarify State Board Makeup, Duties

Lawmakers finalized changes to the makeup and duties of the State Board of Education as the 2015 legislative session came to a close Wednesday night.

April 21, 2015

 

Eighteen school-related measures will appear on local ballots May 5. (Photo Credit: Jessica Whittle Photography/Flickr)

More School Districts Will Seek Multiple Referenda In May

Thirteen school districts will ask voters to consider funding 18 separate school-related measures on the ballot May 5.

April 20, 2015

 

StateImpact Indiana

What’s Left In The ‘Education Session?’

Issues of testing, school funding and State Board of Education governance remain on the General Assembly's docket.

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