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How Education Could Factor Into A Pence Presidential Bid

We’re almost two years away from the 2016 presidential election, but speculation, rumors and announcements are already in full swing. Many potential candidates are focusing on issues that took a backseat during the financial crisis, including education. Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, is often mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election, and […]

2014 A-F Grades Compared To Previous Years

First, the good news. More As, fewer Fs. That’s the biggest takeaway from the release of school A-F grades, and a trend we’ve seen the last few years. More than half (51 percent) of the state’s schools are now A schools, the highest number in the last few years. (Search your schools 2014 A-F scores […]

Sortable Table: Who’s Funding Your Representative?

A few days ago, we told you education could be the biggest issue facing voters at the polls Tuesday in an otherwise lackluster mid-term. Today, we’ve gathered some evidence to prove that point. Below is a sortable table of campaign donations to both state Senate and House candidates from education focused organizations: PACs, unions and […]

When It Comes To Free Textbooks, Indiana Is The Exception

At the beginning of each school year, families in Indiana’s public schools are hit with bills that include activity fees, class fees and the largest line item- textbook fees. Textbook rental fees cost parents on average about $100 per child. Frustrating to most parents is the knowledge that Indiana is one of only eight states that charge for […]

Pop Quiz: How Are Teachers Preparing For New Standards And Test

When it comes to education policy in Indiana, the last few years have been a bit of a soap opera. A few years ago we saw massive changes to teacher evaluations and school accountability. We adopted Common Core standards. We ditched Common Core standards. We saw an upset in the state superintendent election and the […]

Report: School Counselors Are Underutilized And Overworked

Can you explain the job of a school counselor? If you ask that question regarding anyone else in a school- a teacher, the principal, nurse or custodian- the answer is pretty straightforward: Teach students, manage the school, attend health needs and maintain cleanliness. But a counselor’s job can vary from school to school, and many […]

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