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March 26, 2015

 

Schools receiving six consecutive failing grades could face state intervention. (Photo Credit: amboo who/Flickr)

How Should The State Be Involved In School Intervention?

Senate lawmakers continued talks about school turnaround Wednesday, specifically discussing how much involvement the state should have in the process.

March 20, 2015

 

Workload, low pay and lack of benefits could be reasons why fewer people sign up to substitute teach. (Photo Credit: elementalPaul/Flickr)

Need Substitute Teachers? So Do Many Hoosier Districts

Districts across the state have experienced a shortage of qualified substitute teachers over the last few years, and school leaders have many theories why.

March 19, 2015

 

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Bloomington Classical School Seeks Charter For A Second Time

Leaders with the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School in Bloomington submitted a second application for authorization from the Indiana Charter School Board.

March 18, 2015

 

State Board of Education member Sarah OâBrien speaks during a meeting last July. (Photo Credit: Bill Shaw/WTIU)

One State Board Member Has Ideas To Cut Future Testing Time

One State Board of Education member has released a proposal for slashing time and costs for future ISTEP+ tests.

March 17, 2015

 

Summer preschool students in Jackson County work with their teacher in the classroom. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Jackson County Gets Up To Speed For Fall Pre-K Pilot Launch

Jackson County, the only pre-k pilot participant that chose not to launch in January, is still finalizing preparations for the full fall program.

March 16, 2015

 

Seventy-one providers in the four participating counties are currently serving a cohort of 415 children. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

On My Way Pre-K Progress Reports & Preparations

Preschool leaders in Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties are preparing for the full launch of the state's On My Way Pre-K pilot in September.

March 13, 2015

 

Indiana education leaders are looking to enter into a new contract for the ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: thinkpanama/Flickr)

Here’s How The State Selects A New ISTEP+ Vendor

State officials are in the midst of finalizing their choice for a test vendor through 2017.

March 12, 2015

 

State Board of Education member Sarah OâBrien (left) says the estimated cost for the upcoming ISTEP+ tests concerns her. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

How Much Will Next Year’s ISTEP+ Cost?

State officials estimate the cost of contracts drawn up for next year's ISTEP+ test at $133 million, which concerns some State Board of Education members.

March 11, 2015

 

State Board members Cari Whicker, left, and Brad Oliver listen during a meeting. (Photo Credit: Elle Moxley/StateImpact Indiana)

Statewide Assessment Decisions To Test State Board Thursday

Standardized testing is sure to dominate talks at Indiana's State Board of Education meeting Thursday in Indianapolis.

March 6, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Brandon Smith/IPBS)

Senate State Board Bill Goes Deeper Than House Version

The Senate version of a bill to alter State Board of Education membership asks for more changes than its House counterpart.

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