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February 28, 2017

 

Pencils

House Passes Budget With Modest K-12 Funding Increase

Under the plan, K-12 education funding would be increased by 1.1 percent in the first year, and 1.7 percent in the second year, or a total of $273 million.

February 27, 2017

 

The bill's author argues it would not mandate that students pray in school, but would affirm their right to do so.

Indiana House OK’s Bill On Prayer In Schools

Bill opponents question whether it's needed because freedom of religion is already acknowledged in schools.

February 23, 2017

 

Kit Malone is a consultant for the ACLU of Indiana.

Transgender Advocates Speak Out After Title IX Decision

Indiana advocates gathered Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recent announcement about transgender bathroom access in public schools.

February 23, 2017

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Senate Appropriations Committee Reduces Funding For Pre-K Pilot

Gov. Eric Holcomb requested $10 million in additional funding for preschool. A Senate committee voted to reduce that to $3 million.

February 22, 2017

 

Public restrooms

Trump Administration Suspends Rules On Transgender Bathroom Access

The Trump administration is leaving the issue up to states to decide. Indiana school officials are divided on the issue.

February 21, 2017

 

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Lawmaker Seeks More Prayer In School

Could more prayer in school be a cure for societal ills?

February 16, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

House Budget Proposal Eliminates Teacher Bonus Program

House Republicans revealed their proposal for the state budget Wednesday, eliminating teacher performance grants based on how students perform on state tests.

February 14, 2017

 

Many education related organizations made donations to political campaigns this election cycle.

Indiana School Credit Ratings At Risk, May Cost Districts Millions

A credit rating agency has placed a 90-day watch on loans to Indiana districts due to uncertainty that districts can pay off their debt in a timely manner.

February 8, 2017

 

scantron test

For ISTEP Replacement, Lawmakers Skeptical Of State-Specific Test

Legislation that would replace the ISTEP exam with a new assessment got its first debate Tuesday at the Statehouse, but it’s unclear what the new exam will be.

February 6, 2017

 

Statehouse

Bill To Appoint, Not Elect, Top Education Official Moves Forward

The bill would allow the governor to appoint the superintendent of public instruction starting in 2021.

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