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Much Of $40 Million In Teacher Bonuses Going To Wealthiest Schools

Teachers in some of the state’s richest school corporations can expect $1,000 or more in bonuses, while many of their counterparts in urban schools will receive far less. The state is required by law to hand out $40 million in teacher bonuses, and, this year, much of that money is heading to Indiana’s wealthiest districts. […]

What To Expect From A Pre-K Expansion This Legislative Session

When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state funded pre-K will be a top priority. Legislative leaders have already said they are motivated to expand the pilot program, On My Way Pre-K, which provides tuition scholarships to a limited number of low-income 4-year-olds – 1,792 are enrolled this year. There are still questions about how far the expansion will […]

2016 A-F Grades Released, Show Fewer As And Fs, More Bs and Cs

The State Board of Education approved school A-F grades for the 2015-2016 school year Tuesday. It reports a sharp decline in the number of schools receiving As and higher numbers receiving Bs or Cs. A-F grades are mainly calculated using ISTEP+ scores, but this is the first year the grades were calculated with a new formula. The new […]

State Board To Approve School A-F Grades At Tomorrow’s Meeting

State officials will approve 2015-16 school A-F grades Tuesday when the Indiana State Board of Education meets for its last meeting of the year . As of right now, A-F scores are mostly calculated based on ISTEP+ scores, which, for the second year in a row, dropped. During the 2015-16 school year, 52 percent of students passed both […]

Students At Indiana’s Universities Rallying For Sanctuary Campuses

After the election of president-elect Donald Trump in November, college students around the state began asking their universities to become “sanctuary campuses.” This means university officials would not comply with immigration officials when it came to deportations or raids. A week after the election, students at the University of Notre Dame staged a walk-out and protest […]

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