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Ritz: Trump’s Voucher Plan Would Hurt Public Schools

Education is at the forefront of the news today, as Betsy DeVos begins her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education. Former state superintendent Glenda Ritz penned an op-ed in The Washington Post, criticizing DeVos’ strong school choice stance and Trump’s plan to build private school voucher programs across the country. Ritz writes the voucher program in Indiana should serve […]

Listen: Fresh Air Discusses School Segregation In The U.S.

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated. Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal. “There’s never been a moment in the history of this country where black […]

State Board Of Education Releases 2016 School District A-F Grades

The state board of education released district A-F grades Wednesday for the 2015-2016 school year. More than 150 schools saw their rating dip, with 90 percent of Indiana schools receiving a B or C rating. Only 23 school corporations received an A rating. Gary Community Schools in northwest Indiana received the state’s single F rating. As […]

McCormick’s Department Of Education Lays Off 34 Employees

The Indiana Department of Education fired 34 employees this week, as the department transitioned to a new administration under state superintendent Jennifer McCormick. The IDOE employees 250 people, making the this a 14 percent reduction in staff. Those fired were low, mid and high-level employees in all departments within the IDOE. Incoming Communications Director Molly Deuberry says some of the terminations […]

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