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January 27, 2015

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SBOE member Brad Oliver testified before the House Education Committee Tuesday regarding changes to the responsibilities of the SBOE and IDOE. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Revisiting IDOE Duties At The Education Committee Meeting

The House Education Committee met Tuesday to discuss a bill that would shift many duties of the Department of Education over to the State Board of Education.

January 26, 2015

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Charter School Performances The Last Three Years

As the funding of charter schools comes up in this legislative session, charter school performance is sure to be at the center of that conversation.

January 23, 2015

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Senate Bill 169 would move the IREAD-3 test from third to second grade.

Will More Charter School Funding Prevent Failures?

Some are questioning the academic progress of charter schools after Ball State University said it would close two Indianapolis charters.

January 22, 2015

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Senate Bill 169 would move the IREAD-3 test from third to second grade.

Is Second Grade Too Early To Take A State Test?

What do state lawmakers, teachers and other school advocates have to say about moving the IREAD-3 test to second grade?

January 22, 2015

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Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter school proposed for Monroe County, proposes a focus on educating children through a classical education in the liberal arts and sciences.

Charter Schools Closing Due To “Chronic Under-Performance”

Ball State University informed two charter schools Friday that their charters will not be renewed.

January 21, 2015

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Amid Overwhelming Demand, State Ponders Growing Pre-K Pilot

Indiana plans to follow students enrolled in the pre-k pilot for the next several years to determine whether those benefits outweigh the cost to the state.

January 20, 2015

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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

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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

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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?

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