During a panel previewing education issues, the tone between state superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz and Education Chair Dennis Kruse was far from contentious.
The proposed ISU Aviation Academy would open to students in the fall of 2013 pending approval by the board of trustees.
Teachers represented by the Carmel Clay Education Association still do not have a contract in place for the 2012-13 school year.
A rise in state funding has allowed many districts around the state to offer full-day kindergarten classes at all of their schools.
If Indiana schools were to lose the estimated $114 million in federal education funding, programs for students with special needs would feel a deep impact.
The governor told Chamber of Commerce officials they should improve on the policies from the past eight years, particularly with infrastructure and education.
The Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to vote Wednesday on controversial teacher licensing rules.
The Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition says more training is needed for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree.
Superintendents and leaders of Head Start programs will have to cut their budgets if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.
The Indiana Department of Education released performance ratings for all the state's public schools Wednesday.