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January 20, 2015

 

Students studying

Bill Would Require High School Students To Pass Civics Exam

The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would require high school students to pass the 100-question civics exam before graduation.

January 20, 2015

 

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ISTEP Stress Test Delayed Due To School Feedback

The stress tests have been watched closely since 2013, when 78,000 students taking the ISTEP were disrupted.

January 20, 2015

 

President Barack Obama delivers his seventh State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Don’t Expect Many Surprises In Obama’s State Of The Union

President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST, but don't expect any new announcements on education.

January 19, 2015

 

President Barack Obama unveils his 2016 budget request sometime in February.

What Will Obama’s Education Budget Look Like?

How do Governor Pence's priorities for education spending stack up with President Obama's?

January 19, 2015

 

pre-schoolers

Report Ranks Indiana 43rd For Early Education

The report ranks Indiana near the bottom of the country for early education, at a time when lawmakers are discussing an expansion of a pre-K pilot program.

January 16, 2015

 

With the implementation of property tax caps in 2008, districts have increasingly turned to referenda to finance school projects. (Photo Credit: 401(K) 2012/Flickr)

Changing Timing of School Referenda Could Change Outcomes

School-related referenda may only get a chance on the ballot in November elections, should the General Assembly approve a new bill.

January 15, 2015

 

A preschool student in Columbus works in her classroom. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Will Lawmakers Allow 13 More Counties Into the Pre-K Pilot?

The state senate and house each have a bill before them proposing to expand the On My Way Pre-K pilot program – is there support behind growing the initiative?

January 14, 2015

 

Ivy Tech

Can Free Tuition Change Students’ Attitudes About College?

President Obama wants to bring down the cost of community college tuition, and advocates in Indiana are excited about a platform for a national conversation.

January 13, 2015

 

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis.

Reactions Vary To State of the State Education Agenda

The responses to education line items in Governor Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday night were as varied as the people who gave them.

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.

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