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High School Grad Rates Up Nationally, Down In Indiana

Federal officials announced this week the national high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 83 percent for the 2014-2015 school year. But while the rate is up nationally, Indiana’s graduation rate decreased for the first time since 2010. During the 2013–2014 school year, Indiana’s four-year high school graduation rate was 87.9 percent. One […]

WATCH: State Superintendent Candidates Debate

The candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction held their first and only debate in Fort Wayne Monday. The candidates have similar viewpoints on policy issues, but differ on how they would lead Indiana’s Department of Education. Republican Jennifer McCormick criticized the way her opponent, Democratic incumbent Glenda Ritz, communicates with Indiana schools. “It’s becoming […]

You’re Invited: State Superintendent Debate In Ft. Wayne

This election season finally has an end in sight. As you all are thinking about who will receive your vote on Nov. 8, we have an opportunity for you to learn more about the candidates for State Superintendent. The state superintendent’s race is different from past years, as we have two educators running for the position. Want […]

Ritz And The Department Of Education Propose New Testing System

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education issued a proposal for Indiana’s new testing system. The plan is just one design the ISTEP committee could consider sugesting to the 2017 General Assembly next legislative session. The 2016 General Assembly passed a law getting rid of ISTEP last spring, and it also created the ISTEP committee to recommendation a […]

From The Experts: What Should Indiana Do With The ISTEP?

The ISTEP panel that is developing a legislative recommendation for how to replace the state’s testing system heard from a slew of national testing experts Tuesday, who make the most specific suggestions to date. Each of the experts addressed different part of the panel’s charge, and made some suggestions the panel hasn’t addressed yet. Would Indiana Go […]

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