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December 23, 2015

 

Arlington Principal Stan Law prepares his senior leadership team on Aug. 3, 2015 right before students are let in the building for the first time. (Photo Credit: Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media)

Say What? How Indiana Talked About Education In 2015

StateImpact takes a look at some of the most interesting quotes made about education in Indiana this year.

December 22, 2015

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz talks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for governor of Indiana. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

The 10 Most Important Indiana Education Stories of 2015

Take a look at some of the biggest education stories of 2015, as reported by our StateImpact Indiana team.

December 21, 2015

 

Gov. Pence

Democratic Party Chair Submits Inquiry To Governor Pence

Indiana’s Democratic Party Chairman John Zody's formal inquiry centered on one of Pence’s staff members.

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.

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