Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: Purdue Faculty Trustee, I-READ, Million Teacher March?

Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana

Purdue University's West Lafayette campus

Purdue faculty to seek seat as 11th trustee – Lafayette Journal & Courier “In addition to persuading campus administrators and current trustees to back the plan, faculty would have to lobby lawmakers. Changing the board makeup would require legislative action.” (The Courier-Journal )

3rd grade: The heat is on – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette “For years, elementary school students could be spared from some of the pressure – often they were told their scores had no effect on their immediate future. Until now.” (

A Million Teachers Prepare to March Out the Classroom Door? – EdWeek Anthony Cody, citing surveys showing a disgruntled teaching force, fears widespread angst could lead to a mass exodus of teachers. (As a counterpoint, it’s worth noting we already have a teacher shortage.) (

North Spencer may close one school by 2013-14 – Evansville Courier & Press “Declining enrollment and state funding” cited. (

RBB Community Rallies Around Teacher – Indiana Public Media News Richland Bean Blossom schools has to cut personnel to cut into a $800,000 budget gap. (


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