Education Archive

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 28, 2014

 

Teresa Lubbers at podium

State Unveils 15-Credit-Hour Plan For On-Time Graduations

A new Indiana Commission for Higher Education initiative encourages college students to take 15 credit hours per semester so they can graduate in four years.

July 28, 2014

 

a-f panel

How Indiana’s A-F School Rating System Could Change

A panel of policymakers is in talks to make the school A-F rating system clearer for school officials and families.

July 26, 2014

 

Adapted waterskiing

Camp Riley Offers Disabled Children A Safe, And Fun, Haven

A summer camp in Martinsville offers disabled children a safe environment that encourages independence and self-esteem, research says.

July 25, 2014

 

3D Printing

Teachers Use 3D Printers To Interest Students In STEM Fields

Ten Indiana schools are receiving 3D printers in an effort to interest students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

July 24, 2014

 

capitol hill

Higher Ed Commissioner Stresses Funding Needs To U.S. Senate

Teresa Lubbers testified before a U.S. Senate committee today about state funding for education and college degree attainment rates.

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

 

student desks

Vigo County Teachers Must Stop Leading Prayers

The Vigo County superintendent is telling teachers they should stop leading prayers at school-sponsored events after a complaint was filed.

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