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February 9, 2015

 

Supporters of State Superintendent Glenda Ritz took to Twitter Sunday night to protest legislation removing her as chair of the State Board of Education. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Ritz Supporters Storm Social Media To Protest Board Bills

Ahead of a major House vote regarding State Board of Education leadership, supporters of State Superintendent Glenda Ritz took to social media Sunday night.

February 4, 2015

 

The State Board of Education extended the testing windows for the 2015 ISTEP+ test.

Outrage Over The ISTEP+: Why This Year’s Test Is Longer

The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to extend the 2015 ISTEP+ testing window.

January 29, 2015

 

 A bill in the House would allow State Board of Education members to elect their own board chair. Current state superintendent Glenda Ritz testified before House Education Committee Thursday against the bill. (Photo Credit: Bill Shaw/WTIU)

Panel Passes Bill To Change Education Board Chair

A bill in the House would allow members on the State Board of Education to elect their own board chair.

January 27, 2015

 

SBOE member Brad Oliver testified before the House Education Committee Tuesday regarding changes to the responsibilities of the SBOE and IDOE. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Revisiting IDOE Duties At The Education Committee Meeting

The House Education Committee met Tuesday to discuss a bill that would shift many duties of the Department of Education over to the State Board of Education.

January 22, 2015

 

Senate Bill 169 would move the IREAD-3 test from third to second grade.

Is Second Grade Too Early To Take A State Test?

What do state lawmakers, teachers and other school advocates have to say about moving the IREAD-3 test to second grade?

January 20, 2015

 

President Barack Obama delivers his seventh State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Don’t Expect Many Surprises In Obama’s State Of The Union

President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST, but don't expect any new announcements on education.

January 19, 2015

 

President Barack Obama unveils his 2016 budget request sometime in February.

What Will Obama’s Education Budget Look Like?

How do Governor Pence's priorities for education spending stack up with President Obama's?

January 16, 2015

 

With the implementation of property tax caps in 2008, districts have increasingly turned to referenda to finance school projects. (Photo Credit: 401(K) 2012/Flickr)

Changing Timing of School Referenda Could Change Outcomes

School-related referenda may only get a chance on the ballot in November elections, should the General Assembly approve a new bill.

January 15, 2015

 

A preschool student in Columbus works in her classroom. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Will Lawmakers Allow 13 More Counties Into the Pre-K Pilot?

The state senate and house each have a bill before them proposing to expand the On My Way Pre-K pilot program – is there support behind growing the initiative?

January 13, 2015

 

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis.

Reactions Vary To State of the State Education Agenda

The responses to education line items in Governor Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday night were as varied as the people who gave them.

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