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January 6, 2017

 

Jennifer McCormick

Holcomb Wants Top Education Official To Be Appointed, Not Elected

Holcomb wants to eliminate the elected state superintendent of public instruction position, in favor of an appointed secretary of education.

January 4, 2017

 

ISTA (Facebook)

Union Wants Program To Help Teachers Deal With Student Trauma

The state’s largest teachers’ union laid out their legislative priorities Wednesday.

January 4, 2017

 

Milan High School senior Evan Smith has limited internet access at home, so he often tries to complete his homework at school. Milan Community Schools is the rare rural school district that invested in high speed internet.

Rural School Districts To Legislators: Support Our Internet Access

Reliable internet access is not just about fun experiences, like a virtual field trip. Online tools are necessary in today’s classrooms.

December 23, 2016

 

Shaw, 8, plays an improv game with Erin McTiernan, an Indiana State University doctoral student. Shaw is a participant in an improv class at Indiana State University for children with high functioning autism.

Whose Line Is It Really?: How Improv Benefits Children With Autism

Indiana State University's psychology clinic offers an improv class designed for young children with high-functioning autism.

December 19, 2016

 

paul ferguson

Email Reveals Rifts Between Ex-Ball State Chief, Board Chair

An email Ferguson wrote to university officials in March 2015 claims the board chairman micromanaged him on many issues.

December 15, 2016

 

school

Educators, Union: Ind. Teacher Bonuses Based On ‘Flawed’ Formula

Some of the wealthiest school districts are awarded a chunk of a $40 million fund for teacher bonuses while most urban schools will get significantly less.

December 14, 2016

 

Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet. Seymour was one community where the current state funded pre-k program offered scholarships to low-income families.

What To Expect From A Pre-K Expansion This Legislative Session

When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state-funded pre-K will be a top priority.

December 14, 2016

 

scantron test

‘ISTEP’ Name May Change, But Test Itself May Not For 2 More Years

Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.

December 13, 2016

 

forest park elementary

2016 A-F Grades Released, Show Fewer As And Fs, More Bs And Cs

Last year, the SBOE voted to change how they awarded A-F grades, after ISTEP+ scores across the state dropped dramatically.

December 7, 2016

 

Hatefull letter

Islamic School Overwhelmed By Support After Receiving Threat

The MTI School of Knowledge in Indianapolis increased security after receiving a letter with hateful language last week.

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