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August 10, 2015

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz, right, and her A-F accountability panel co-chair, Steve Yager, prepare for the group's second meeting.

What Does Ritz’s Campaign Move Mean For The 2016 Election?

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, focusing instead on a campaign for re-election.

August 7, 2015

 

The top ten Republican candidates for president, as determined by national polling data, took part in a televised debate hosted by Fox News Thursday night. (Photo Credit: scrolleditorial/Flickr)

Academic Standards Highlighted Briefly in GOP Debate

Education issues were mostly absent from Thursday's GOP presidential debate, aside from one brief exchange about academic standards and federal oversight.

August 6, 2015

 

Photo Credit: WFIU / WTIU News

Will Education Come Up In Tonight’s GOP Debate?

10 of the Republican presidential contenders will face off in a televised debate tonight. Will they talk about education?

August 5, 2015

 

State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Steven Yager chat during a break at the boardâs August meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board of Education Focuses On Charter School Funding

The State Board of Education continued discussions about a new charter school grant and loan program during its monthly meeting Wednesday in Bloomington.

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.

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