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January 8, 2015

 

ISTA President Teresa Meredith says she does not support the governor's budget plan for charter schools.

State Teachers Association Announces Its Legislative Agenda

ISTA President Teresa Meredith says she does not support the governor's budget plan for charter schools.

January 8, 2015

 

Penceâs proposed budget contains a $200 million increase in K-12 school funding over the next two years.

Pence’s Budget: More Funding To Public, Charter Schools

Governor Mike Pence announced his budget recommendations for the legislature to look over, with many of the items addressing different aspects of education.

January 7, 2015

 

State Board of Education members Brad Oliver (left), state superintendent Glenda Ritz, and Dr. David Freitas listen to presentations at the January board meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Tame State Board Meeting Is Newsworthy In And Of Itself

For the first time in a long time, State Board of Education members tended to interact cordially with one another to get things done at their monthly meeting.

January 6, 2015

 

Ninth graders listen to Jodie Mojzik's math lesson at George Washington Community High School, a public school in Indianapolis.

Teacher Effectiveness Ratings Call Evaluations Into Question

Low numbers of teachers rated "ineffective" could lead the State Board of Education to make test scores a bigger factor in Indiana's teacher evaluation system.

January 6, 2015

 

Looking down Market Street from the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at the Indiana Statehouse.

Education Will Be Top Priority For Legislators This Session

The 2015 legislative session begins Tuesday, with many education issues coming to the forefront.

January 5, 2015

 

State Board of Education members Gordon Hendry, left, Brad Oliver, David Freitas and Andrea Neal listen to presentations during a previous meeting. (Photo Credit: Elle Moxley/StateImpact Indiana)

Only Two State Board Meetings Left With CECI Intact

State superintendent Glenda Ritz, CECI employees and the State Board of Education will meet Wednesday for the first time since Governor Pence dissolved CECI.

January 2, 2015

 

Warren Township fourth grade teacher Fatonia Shank and her students crow around a laptop to look at a document. (Photo Credit: Elle Moxley/StateImpact Indiana)

What Is “Freedom To Teach?”

Governor Pence's new initiative would allow schools to apply for waivers from certain portions of state law regarding teacher compensation.

January 1, 2015

 

Funding is an issue at the heart of many of the programs and projects Indiana will see in place in 2015. (Photo Credit: Teddy James/Flickr)

For Indiana Education in 2015, Money Matters

Funding for schools, programs and education-related projects will be a key topic of interest going into the new year.

December 30, 2014

 

Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, (left) looks over budget documents from the Department of Education. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Which Education Initiatives Can Indiana Afford This Session?

State leaders say they're optimistic about Indiana's fiscal future – so what does this mean for education?

December 25, 2014

 

New research from The Equity Project at Indiana University posits that schools can in fact measure their discipline policies in black and white.

Discipline Disparities Not A New Topic, But An Important One

Students of color are disciplined in far greater numbers than their white peers, according to research released by The Equity Project at Indiana University.

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