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February 25, 2016

 

The bill was largely controversial because teachers unions said the law would pit teachers against one another.

Senate Kills Bill That Would Have Bypassed Teachers Unions

The Senate will not go forward with HB 1004, which addressed teacher pay and collective bargaining issues.

February 24, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

Tracking Education In The 2016 Legislative Session

An up-to-date, easy-to-read list of the bills we’re following at StateImpact and where those measures are in the process.

February 23, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Senate Passes Two Ed Bills, Tabling Controversial Third

A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.

February 23, 2016

 

Greg Goodnight

Daybook: Anti-Discrimination In Kokomo & BMV Regulations

We're in Kokomo today for Ask the Mayor, and the Senate is expected to vote on a bill that would simplify BMV fee structures and reconcile conflicting laws.

February 18, 2016

 

United Way of Central Indiana logo.

Lilly Foundation Expands Partnership With United Way

Lilly is already a big contributor to the United Way, but the collaboration announced Thursday will expand that to six countries.

February 17, 2016

 

The SBOE commissioned a validity study of the 2015 ISTEP+, but the executive director of the SBOE made comments suggesting changes to the report.

Independence Of ISTEP Validity Study Called Into Question

Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.

February 16, 2016

 

Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers and Governor Mike Pence announced a new program aimed at getting more adults with only high school diplomas back to college.

State Launches Campaign To Get More Adults Back To College

An initiative launched Tuesday hopes to encourage adults with some college credit return to school and complete a degree.

February 3, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Future of Indiana ‘Takeover’ Schools To Get Public Hearings

All are in the fifth year of turnaround efforts by the State Board of Education and have been run by a charter school company picked by the board since 2012.

February 3, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

ISTEP+ Exam Could Be Dead Under Bill Advancing From House

The bill would create a commission to evaluate Indiana’s system for measuring K-12 performance.

January 26, 2016

 

State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Eddie Melton listen to presentations during the board’s July meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Releases ‘Hold Harmless’ A-F Grades

Nearly 57 percent of all Indiana schools were given an A and only about nine percent of schools earned a D or F.

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