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March 16, 2017

 

Jennifer McCormick is the Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

McCormick Asks For 2019 Start Date For New Test, Not 2018

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick asked a Senate education committee Wednesday to extend the timeline for creating a test to replace ISTEP+.

March 15, 2017

 

IPS

DeVos Lauds Management Of Indianapolis Public Schools

DeVos, who wants less federal oversight in education, says IPS gives parents and school leaders more control and choice over their classrooms.

March 9, 2017

 

Money

Indiana Schools Superintendent Awards Technology Grants

Half of the districts that applied ultimately were selected for the program this year. That means requests from 32 districts were turned down.

February 28, 2017

 

n a 41-9 vote, state senators pushed ahead a two-year, $32 million proposal that would begin a modest expansion of state-funded preschool in July 2017.

Indiana Pre-K Expansion Moves Forward At Statehouse

In a 41-9 vote, state senators pushed ahead a two-year, $32 million proposal that would begin a modest expansion of state-funded preschool in July 2017.

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

 

john bartlett

Lawmaker Seeks More Prayer In School

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

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