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New Session, Same Question: Where’s The Money For Pre-K In Indiana?

Students sing songs with their teacher at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus, Ind.

Here’s one you’ve heard before: Lawmakers of both political parties at the statehouse are pushing to put state dollars behind an early childhood education program. Yes, pre-K’s back — potentially in the form of legislation that’s “similar to what we had last year,” says House Education Committee Chair Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis. It’s not clear what […]

Despite GOP Assurances, Dems Predict Move To Curb Superintendent Ritz’s Power

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City

Indiana Democratic leaders fear lawmakers may push to strip Superintendent Glenda Ritz of some authority in the upcoming legislative session. Though statehouse Republicans have said such a move is not likely, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath’s prediction comes in the midst of an ongoing conflict between Ritz, the State Board of Education and a new agency […]

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