Coming Up This Week
- Wednesday: A two-day meeting of the Indiana University Trustees on the IU Northwest campus in Gary will begin with an update from top administrators about student debt. As treasurer MaryFrances McCourt (who will present Wednesday) told StateImpact back in April, the university is looking for better ways to raise students’ awareness of the ins-and-outs of financing their degrees.
- Thursday: The State Board of Education will hear public comment on proposed changes to Indiana’s teacher licensure requirements. We’ve discussed the changes before, as they’re of great concern to special education advocates and some in the state’s colleges of education. Others say their concerns are overblown.
- Thursday: Stakeholders will sit down for a panel discussion of Indiana’s letter grading system for schools during a two-day conference hosted by IU’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, the IU School of Education, and the Indiana School Administrators Association.
What We’re Working On
- Last week, StateImpact visited T.C. Howe Community High School, an Indianapolis public school preparing for takeover by a state-appointed turnaround operator. No teachers from the building will be at Howe when it reopens next year under the administration of Charter Schools USA. We’ll hear the perspective of a teacher who’s leaving.
What Do You Want To Hear?
StateImpact will bring you The Weekly Planner every Monday morning to round up some of the events in the world of education we have on our radar screen, to keep you in the loop on the stories we’re working on, and to let you weigh in on anything we may have missed!