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February 26, 2015

 

Should kindergarten be mandatory for Hoosier kids? (Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

Mandatory Kindergarten Falls Off Legislative Docket

Lawmakers and educators are divided about whether Indiana should mandate kindergarten for all students.

February 25, 2015

 

If enough students opt out of the ISTEP+ test, it can affect school accountability grades, teacher evaluations and teacher pay.

What Happens If Kids Opt Out of ISTEP+?

Schools can face a series of indirect sanctions if enough parents decide to opt their students out of the annual ISTEP+ test.

February 25, 2015

 

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On School Funding Formula

Mayor Greg Goodnight explains why he doesn't think changes to the school funding formula will benefit Kokomo schools.

February 24, 2015

 

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Education Funding Splits House Budget Vote Along Party Lines

Democrats voted against the budget, saying changes to the state's education funding formula will hurt many public schools.

February 24, 2015

 

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

School Voucher Recipients Increase By Nearly 50% In 2015

The number of Indiana students receiving vouchers increased by almost half during the 2014-2015 school year.

February 24, 2015

 

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House Republicans Squash Democrats’ Changes To State Budget

Those proposed changes included a major alteration to the school funding formula.

February 23, 2015

 

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Legislature Passes Bill To Shorten Spring ISTEP+

A bill allowing the IDOE to shorten this year's ISTEP+ moved swiftly through the General Assembly and now waits for the governor's signature.

February 23, 2015

 

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Indiana To Partner With Gallup To Survey Student Experience

The state is partnering with Gallup to create a survey tool to poll recent graduates about how their college experience prepared them for the workforce.

February 21, 2015

 

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ISTEP+ Exams, Policy Changes Breed Frustration In Indiana

This week education dominated much of the time at the legislature as a series of controversial issues were discussed.

February 21, 2015

 

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App Aims To Improve Graduation Rates By Tracking Students

The Class120 app uses GPS track college students and notify their parents if they aren't in class.

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