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January 18, 2018

 

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) introduced the bill.

Committee Hears Testimony On School Financial Management Bill

A House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would help the state identify schools facing financial problems.

January 11, 2018

 

Some school principals offered feedback on the State Board of Education's new graduation pathways plan, citing concerns about implementation in schools across the state.

School Principals Share Concerns On New Grad Pathways

Some school principals have said locally created pathways are critical, but the state has yet to outline what those requirements will look like.

January 11, 2018

 

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Computer Science Bill Receives Positive Testimony, Few Concerns

The Senate education committee heard testimony on a bill to mandate schools teach computer science.

January 6, 2018

 

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Indiana’s Ivy Tech Plans To Increase Enrollment, Degrees

The school plans to more than double the number of degrees and credentials awarded annually over the next five years.

January 4, 2018

 

Sen. Jean Leising addresses the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development about her cursive writing bill.

Cursive Writing Debate Back At The Statehouse

One lawmaker has earned the nickname "Queen of Cursive" for proposing the same piece of legislation for seven years in a row.

January 1, 2018

 

Man in a wheelchair.

OPTIMISTIC Program Drops Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations

A new research study aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home patients through a new clinical intervention model.

December 28, 2017

 

Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) has been chair of the House Education Committee since 2011.

Lawmakers Prepare For Changes To Graduation Paths, Diplomas

The House Education Committee Chair says the state's diploma structure needs to be revised in order to meet federal requirements.

December 28, 2017

 

The individual school district will decide what type of restraint to use. And, it’s not just a seatbelt. Districts could use integrated seats or car seats to meet the requirements.

New Pre-K Seat Belt Regulation For School Buses Begins Jan. 1

The Indiana Department of Education wants to make school bus rides safer for preschoolers in the new year.

December 19, 2017

 

The plans approved Monday would send fifth-graders back to elementary school

Plans Approved To Close Or Merge 5 South Bend Schools

The South Bend school board has approved plans for closing or merging five schools as the district faces continued declines in enrollment.

December 15, 2017

 

The Department of Education sent a memo last month detailing services it won’t provide money for in new Special Education Excess Cost contracts this year, which includes transportation.

IDOE Faces Special Education Funding Gap

Schools can ask the state for additional money for special education costs, but the fund for those services is tighter than previous years.

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