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August 6, 2014

 

State Board of Education members Dan Elsener (left), Cari Whicker and Brad Oliver listen to updates on the state's settlement with CTB/McGraw-Hill.

Testing Company To Pay State $3 Million For 2013 Glitches

Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced Wednesday a $3 million settlement her agency reached with testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill.

August 5, 2014

 

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An ISTEP+ Math Lesson With StateImpact

Now that the Indiana Department of Education has released results for the 2014 ISTEP+ test, our StateImpact education team takes a closer look at the numbers.

August 4, 2014

 

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Interactive Map: 2014 ISTEP+ Results By Individual School

Results for the 2014 statewide ISTEP+ test are out . How did your school perform?

July 31, 2014

 

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard unveiled a new plan to reduce crime in the city which includes funding for quality preschool.

Indianapolis Mayor Introduces Plan For Preschool Aid

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard introduced a new five-year preschool program as part of a new plan to curb violence in the city.

July 30, 2014

 

We want to know your thoughts on the new standards and assessments.

How Are You Preparing For New State Standards And Tests?

Our StateImpact Indiana education team is curious to hear how parents, teachers and school administrators are preparing for new standards and assessments.

July 29, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education last October, but the suit was thrown out. Now four private citizens who filed the same suit on her behalf are getting traction with the lawsuit.

Judge: Lawsuit Against SBOE Members Will Go Forward

A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.

July 29, 2014

 

Preschoolers color at a kindergarten prep program at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour.

Indiana Child Care Expensive, But Quality Is Improving

The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.

July 24, 2014

 

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett speaks with media on his last day in office.

Bennett Speaks Out On A-F System Allegations

Tony Bennett speaks about the accusations that he adjusted A-F scores when he was state superintendent.

July 23, 2014

 

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For The Counties Selected To Host Pre-K Pilot, What’s Next?

Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are starting to prepare for the pre-k pilot program that is scheduled to launch in 2015.

July 21, 2014

 

Indiana is one of fifteen states that met requirements for the national special education framework this year.

Indiana Special Education On Track With National Framework

Indiana is one of the few states hitting the mark for national special education framework, which looks at compliance as well as student performance.

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