A new initiative is underway to encourage Hoosier elementary students to read more.
State school superintendent Glenda Ritz will ask the State Board of Education next month to make it a last-resort option for schools.
To make up for two days of suspended testing, the state is extending the testing window an extra three days.
Ritz found support from the crowd about changing school testing in Indiana.
Members of both parties are uniting behind a single message: the current school accountability system does not make sense.
While the governor and the state superintendent differ on the specifics of career education, they agree it should be a priority.
As the first Democrat in nearly four decades to become state superintendent, Ritz must navigate the tricky politics of the GOP-controlled statehouse.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would remove Indiana from the list of 46 states who have adopted the standards.
Superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz, left, will have to work with Gov. Mike Pence and a Republican legislature to push for changes to Indiana schools.
During a panel previewing education issues, the tone between state superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz and Education Chair Dennis Kruse was far from contentious.