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December 18, 2015

 

Congress this month passed an updated version of No Child Left Behind, which gives states more flexibility over education issues. (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

What Does The ESEA Update Mean For Indiana?

The reauthorization of the national Elementary and Secondary Education Act may change how Indiana and other states talk about testing and accountability.

December 7, 2015

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz reads through a report drafted by her colleagues on the 2015 Blue Ribbon Commission. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Blue Ribbon Commission Finalizes 2016 Agenda For Teachers

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and other state education leaders met for their final Blue Ribbon Commission meeting ahead of the 2016 legislative session.

December 2, 2015

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and fellow State Board of Education member Byron Ernest listen during December's meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

New Technical Committee Will Advise State Leaders On Tests

Following frustration over Indiana's ISTEP+, the State Board of Education took first steps to establish an advisory committee for future versions of the test.

November 30, 2015

 

State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Eddie Melton listen to presentations during the board’s July meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Turnaround, Testing Highlights On Light State Board Agenda

The State Board of Education meets Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.

November 18, 2015

 

IU Provost Lauren Robel addresses students at a meeting on campus Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Harrison Wagner/WTIU News)

Indiana Students Join Conversation About Race On Campus

College students at IU and Purdue are engaging with their respective administrations to outline issues with the racial climate on campus.

November 17, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

House Will Work On Teacher Scholarships, Protections

Lawmakers revealed more details surrounding education legislation they intend to introduce during the 2016 session, beginning in January.

November 16, 2015

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz has been leading a group of educators in identifying potential solutions to Indiana’s teacher shortage. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Teaching Profession Will Take Precedence This Session

Conversations about teacher recruitment tactics are beginning to turn into action at multiple levels of government in the Hoosier state.

November 13, 2015

 

monarch butterfly

USDA To Introduce Monarch Conservation Program

The USDA hopes to halt the decline of monarch butterflies by paying farmers and private lands owners to grow milkweed.

November 12, 2015

 

State Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington (Photo Credit: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU News)

State Senator Wants Legislature To Work On ISTEP+ Next Week

Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, wants the legislature to work on crafting protections for schools based on what are predicted to be low ISTEP+ scores.

November 12, 2015

 

Bluffton High students study in their school library. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

How Will Added High School Credits Affect Counselors?

As Indiana modifies its high school diplomas, guidance counselors will bear the brunt of the pressure to make changes work.

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