Businesses and schools have cut part-time hours under 30 hours per week to avoid being required to pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Some schools in Indiana have been closed or delayed all week because of unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfall.
Indiana’s House and Senate education committee chairmen are undecided on what education policies to pursue in the upcoming session.
"We look at our students not as underprivileged, but under-resourced," says EdPower chancellor and CEO Marcus Robinson in a Q&A with StateImpact.
Schools are eligible for between $30,000 to $50,000 to boost school security.
State legislators are exploring whether schools should be covered under a policy that allows people to use deadly force in certain situations.
State lawmakers are considering expanding programs that partner school administrators and county courts to reduce chronic absenteeism.
Pence told reporters Thursday a "timeout from accountability" is not an appropriate response to the controversy surrounding Indiana's school rating system.
Legislation passed this year requires public schools to develop bullying prevention programs.
Democrats in Florida respond to reports that Tony Bennett ordered a redo of Indiana‘s accountability formula to boost one school's grade.