State superintendent Glenda Ritz is asking state lawmakers to study the state’s voucher program in the second half of this 2016 General Assembly.
The proposal would require students who receive a pre-K voucher to take a kindergarten readiness assessment before entering school.
Governor Mike Pence's 2014 legislative agenda includes a phase-out of the business personal property tax and a pre-K voucher program.
More than 20,000 Hoosiers applied for Indiana's private school vouchers this year.
Public school teachers and parents gathered Tuesday at the Statehouse to show their disapproval of a bill that would expand the state's voucher program.
The number of vouchers awarded this year has not reached the cap of 15,000 that was set by state law, but it is at least double the 3,919 awarded in 2011.
The Walton Family Foundation has become one of the most active contributors to school choice initiatives in the nation.
One in five of the private schools in Indiana’s new school voucher program had a passing percentage on this year’s ISTEP+ exam lower than the statewide average.
Indiana is redistributing millions of dollars that were leftover from the money set aside for school vouchers.
The state attorney general’s office says more than 150 students using vouchers began school this week.