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The Daily Report Card: Public Schools, State Split The Difference On Private School Vouchers

Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana

Governor Mitch Daniels addresses a class at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School in South Bend, where enrollment has skyrocketed due to the state's private and parochial school voucher program, during a visit in December.

Public schools to receive voucher payment from state – Post-Tribune ”A state law, passed by the General Assembly in 2011, capped the voucher amount per pupil at $4,500. Some districts’ per-pupil funding from the state exceeds that amount. The formula returns part of the money to schools.” (posttrib.suntimes.com)

South Bend school cuts target teachers, aides – AP ”Teachers, aides and custodians could lose their jobs and two schools could close in South Bend under a proposal to help the city’s schools overcome a $10 million budget shortfall.” (journalgazette.net)

Indianapolis-area schools can turn focus from construction to curriculum – Indy Star The construction boom at Indy-area school districts may have ended as enrollment growth slows. (Indianapolis Star)

President Endorses Anti-Bullying Legislation – Politics K-12 – Education Week “President Barack Obama today endorsed a pair of bills that would protect students who are bullied at school and in some cases, provide for students or their families to collect damages from school districts.” (blogs.edweek.org)

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