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January 12, 2017

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Bill Filed To Repeal ISTEP With Yet-To-Be Decided Replacement Test

Proposed legislation would end the state’s controversial ISTEP+ exam in 2018 and pave the way for a yet-to-be determined replacement.

January 11, 2017

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State Board Of Education Releases 2016 School District A-F Grades

More than 150 schools saw their rating dip, with 90 percent of Indiana schools receiving a B or C rating.

January 11, 2017

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Ball State Accidental Email Violated Federal Student Privacy Law

Ball State University sent an email to 59 students with an attachment that included personal information like names, student ID numbers and GPAs.

January 10, 2017

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Jennifer McCormick beat incumbent Glenda Ritz in November for the state's top education position.

McCormick’s Department Of Education Lays Off 34 Employees

The Department of Education fired 34 of 250 employees, a 14 percent staff reduction.

January 6, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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