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School Closing Forces Gary Community To Look For Solutions

“Everybody wants to pick on poor, little Gary, Indiana.” Robert Crawford is a lifelong Gary resident. He attended classes in the Gary Community School Corporation when he was a kid – roaming some of the same hallways that his sixth grade daughter now frequents. But the school district looks a lot different now than it did in […]

Bill To Change State Board And Remove Ritz Passes House

The House today passed Senate Bill 1, the measure that would change the makeup of the State Board of Education, including removing the state superintendent as chair and letting the board choose its own chair from among its ranks. The House voted 55-41 to accept the updated version of the bill, which we outlined in […]

Legislative Update: State Board Chair And Senate Budget

As the so called “education session” gets closer to an end, the General Assembly is finalizing a number of education bills to send to the governor’s desk. One of the major decisions the legislature is debating is how the state funds school districts. Another is whether to keep Glenda Ritz the head of the state […]

Two Indiana Colleges Create Scholarships For Undocumented Students

One afternoon on his way to work, Juan Constantino’s headlight went out. “I had no idea,” Constantino recounts. “A cop pulled a U-turn, pulled me over he said, ‘do you know why I pulled you over?’” If Constantino were like most students, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. He probably would have been let […]

SBOE Approves IPS Transition Plan For Arlington And Emma Donnan

The State Board of Education today approved a transition plan for Arlington High School to return to Indianapolis Public Schools and for the district to partner with a charter school company to run a new K-6 program. The Northeastside high school remains in state takeover due to years of chronic failure, but today the state […]

IPS: A Case Study For How State Funding Will Reach Classrooms

The fate of funding for Indiana schools now rests in the hands of the Senate, after the House released its finalized version of a budget for the next two years. As we’ve reported, the House’s proposed budget tries to close the gap in state funding between schools in affluent areas and schools with high poverty […]

Obama To Speak In Indy About Middle Class Jobs And Education

President Obama will touch down in Indianapolis Friday to give a speech at Ivy Tech Community College, which will likely focus on training for middle class jobs. A statement released by the White House outlines the basics of the president’s speech: The President will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to discuss the importance of middle class economics, including […]

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