Students, teachers and parents from Gary, Mishawaka and Indianapolis gathered at the Statehouse to celebrate improvements in statewide rankings and test scores.
A House committee OK'd Sunday alcohol sales, but not before some switched sides, and the Senate heard testimony about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The president said he wants to expand opportunities for middle-class Americans to find high-paying, skills-based employment.
Some are questioning the academic progress of charter schools after Ball State University said it would close two Indianapolis charters.
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.
The governor's 2015 State of the State address will likely focus heavily on education, but it could also include tax reform.
$40 million of the education increase Pence is asking for would go to charter schools. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.
Pence's budget proposal to the general assembly includes education initiatives, bicentennial projects and money for community corrections.
How local officials plan to fill in the gaps for economic growth. Educators are seeking ways to get parents more involved.
The compromise plan spends less than Ballard's initial $50 million plan. The mayor says around 1,300 low-income children will benefit.