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October 6, 2014

 

The legislation's interim study committee on education has defined ten key items to focus on in discussions of early childhood education.

10 Key Questions From Indiana’s Study Committee On Education

The Indiana General Assembly is taking a close look at early childhood education this session, focusing on finding the answers to these ten key questions.

October 3, 2014

 

PreK

Lilly Joins Push For Pre-K With $22.5 Million In Grants

There is plenty of energy behind the push for preschool in Indiana, and now one of the state's major organizations has provided some financial fuel.

October 2, 2014

 

A math teacher leads a lesson on mathematic inequalities at Charter School of the Dunes in Gary. On average, kids in charter schools outperform their traditional public school counterparts in both math and reading.

Here’s Why Indiana’s Charter Schools Are #7 In The Nation

Indiana’s public charter school system is considered one of the best, anchored by a charter school law ranked second in the nation.

September 24, 2014

 

Gov. Mike Pence met with officials Wednesday from each of the five counties selected for the state's pre-k pilot program.

County Leaders, State Officials Meet To Plan Pre-K Pilot

The five counties in Indiana’s pre-k pilot program met together face-to-face with state officials Wednesday as they prepare to begin implementation.

September 23, 2014

 

Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter school proposed for Monroe County, proposes a focus on educating children through a classical education in the liberal arts and sciences.

School Community Debates Proposed Monroe County Charter

Parents and school leaders are split over whether the Seven Oaks Classical charter school would be good for the Bloomington community.

September 22, 2014

 

Preschool-age students in Indianapolis are on their way to having high quality options for education - as long as state officials can agree on how to pay for them.

1-2-3′s: The Battle Over Funding For Pre-K In Indianapolis

As Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard gains support for his pre-k initiative, one of his potential future opponents says there are other ways to get there.

September 19, 2014

 

Roosevelt Career & Technical Academy in Gary has been run by turnaround operator EdisonLearning, Inc. since 2012.

Turnaround Officials: Defining Partner Roles Key To Success

State Board of Education members met with school officials and turnaround operators in Gary to discuss improvement efforts at Roosevelt High School.

September 18, 2014

 

Wide variation in state academic standards makes comparison across the country - as well as internationally - difficult, according to new research.

Individual State Standards Don’t Bode Well For U.S.

New research finds that what’s considered “proficiency” in certain subjects varies widely across states, and between the U.S. as a whole and its neighbors.

September 17, 2014

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer flexibility to states in deciding whether to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations next year.

Indiana Undecided On Linking Test Scores, Accountability

Some states with waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind law plan put off using test scores in their teacher evaluations, but Indiana is still deciding.

September 3, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz voted to remove the

Controversial Teacher License Requirements Will Move Forward

The State Board of Education voted Wednesday in favor of REPA III, a controversial set of teacher license requirements.

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