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January 13, 2015

 

The third State of the State address from Gov. Mike Pence â pictured here at an event in Washington D.C. â focused heavily on education â something many Hoosiers expected. (Photo Credit: The Heritage Foundation/Flickr)

State of the State Education Plans Nothing New To Hoosiers

Governor Mike Pence's State of the State address focused heavily on education, as many had expected.

January 13, 2015

 

The âspinning globeâ returned Tuesday, as schools across the state experienced interruptions during stress tests for the upcoming ISTEP+.

Preliminary ISTEP+ Tests Experience Interruptions…Again

An estimated 100-odd schools report experiencing timeouts during stress tests for the spring assessment – similar to events during the 2013 test period.

January 13, 2015

 

Gov. Mike Pence delivers his annual State of the State address Tuesday night.

Expect Education As A Primary Focus In State of the State

Gov. Mike Pence delivers his annual State of the State address Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.

January 12, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits with preschoolers in Virginia last year. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Education)

U.S. Department of Education Calls For NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Secretary of Education is urging Congress to rewrite the federal No Child Left Behind law, save for elements he considers essential, including testing.

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.

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