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Union Wants Program To Help Teachers Address Student Trauma

The state’s largest teachers’ union laid out their legislative priorities Wednesday, and one of the group’s goals is to train teachers to deal with student trauma. Indiana State Teachers Association President Teresa Meredith says one of its main legislative priorities is to train teachers to recognize and work with student trauma. Meredith says one in […]

Here’s What Education Bills Have Been Filed So Far

Tuesday is the beginning of the 2017 legislation session, and the Senate released the list of bills it will consider. We’ve already previewed some of the major topics on the table this budget session, but we now have a look at some individual pieces of legislation senators are proposing. Here’s are the first education bills this session: Vouchers: SB […]

What Big Education Issues Should We Watch In 2017?

This was the year to tee up changes in public education, including ISTEP+ panel meetings, a new state superintendent and calls to expand public pre-K. And when the legislative session begins in January, the actions taken in 2016 could evolve into real change. Here’s what we’re already preparing to cover in 2017, and what you want to keep tabs on. A New, Or Newly Named, […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Covering English Learners Across Indiana In 2016

At the very beginning of 2016, I wanted to follow up on a school funding change that went into place the year before. A previous school funding formula gave schools more money to educate high-need students, like students in special education, students who are English learners and low-income students. But, in an attempt to distribute school funding more […]

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