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April 28, 2016

 

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As More Japanese Move To Columbus The Schools Seek To Adapt

Over the last five years, the number of English learners in Indiana grew faster than the national average.

April 26, 2016

 

The 23-person panel– created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+– will be made up of lawmakers, state agency heads, educators, business leaders, parents and teachers union representatives.

First Appointments Made For ISTEP+ Review Panel

The 23-person panel was created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+.

April 26, 2016

 

Individual Dual Credit Advisory Council

Council Banks On Extension To Save Dual Credit Programs

A panel of Indiana educators, lawmakers and higher ed officials are searching for a way to save Indiana classes that give high school students college credit.

April 25, 2016

 

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Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And New Prairie

All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3.

April 22, 2016

 

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Your Guide To School Referenda On The May 2016 Ballot

Many schools started turning to referendum questions after property tax caps went into place in 2008.

April 21, 2016

 

Superintendent David Shaffer says the state fund is inadequate.

Brown County Superintendent Pushes For Referendum

Brown County Schools are asking for help from taxpayers after facing declining enrollment and escalating operating expenses.

April 21, 2016

 

School districts may turn to voters to help finance construction or general fund projects during elections. (Photo Credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr)

Why An Indiana School Wants Teachers Thinking About Race

Getting teachers to realize their own assumptions can mean having conversations about an often-taboo topic: race.

April 21, 2016

 

Ballard says, after having some time off when his term in office ended, he was ready to get back to work.

Former Indianapolis Mayor Working With U Indy

Starting today Ballard will be joining the University of Indianapolis as a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives.

April 19, 2016

 

Source: Education Week, U.S. Census Bureau

American Schools And Their Funding Problem

Over the next few weeks the Ed Team at NPR is tackling a simple question: Why do some schools have so much money, while others, well, don’t?

April 18, 2016

 

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Indiana’s New Science Standards Require Computer Science

For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.

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