Indiana’s Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) is the set of requirements someone must meet to become a certified teacher. REPA III is the third version of these requirements, adapted from the REPA II language created by former state superintendent Tony Bennett. One of the most significant of the proposed changes in REPA III is removing […]
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The State Board of Education will again consider controversial teacher licensure requirements after a rule change failed to go through before the March 31 deadline.
The State Board of Education tightened the rules for non-education majors who want to teach in Indiana, adding a “pedagogy requirement” for teacher training instruction.
New teacher licensing rules in Indiana raise the question: does an education degree really make a good teacher?
In front of a vocal overflow crowd, Indiana’s State Board of Education approved Wednesday a broad suite of changes — known as “REPA II” — to the rules used to issue licenses and other credentials to educators in the state. State superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz was in the room as the executive panel approved the rules (which she opposed in […]
After months of debate, sweeping changes the state’s teacher licensure rules could get a final up-or-down vote later this week.
The Indiana Department of Education is offering school districts the option to make up snow days by offering students virtual instruction on those days.
States making the transition to Common Core-aligned tests are warning parents more rigorous assessments could results in a drop in scores.
During his one term as state superintendent, Tony Bennett pushed for a controversial package of education initiatives that brought Indiana to the forefront of a national conversation about how to transform public schools. He has few regrets.
The West Clark Community School Board has met 34 times since tornadoes devastated the Henryville School Complex in March, writes Chuck Hibbert for the School Security blog: The time it took for the tornado to destroy not only the school in Henryville, but the town itself was 23 seconds. It points out the importance of knowing […]
One suggested remedy for Indiana’s teacher shortage involves licensing non-teaching students who thrive in their respective content area.