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Three Senate Bills To Keep An Eye On

Last year was a hard hitting year in Indiana education policy and while right to work has dominated headlines, this year’s lineup of bills promises at least a few fireworks.  StateImpact scoured through legislation waiting to be discussed on the floor of the General Assembly.  We bring you three education related Senate bills guaranteed to […]

The Top Four Education Priorities For Next Legislative Session

Here at StateImpact, we are experts in education.  For political news we reach out to our hardworking statehouse reporter Brandon Smith. Without further ado, we bring you a list of the top legislative priorities as compiled by our expert government correspondent. Cursive Mandatory teaching of cursive writing had been eliminated in public schools recently.  A […]

The Seven Most Influential Lawmakers In Indiana Education

Republicans control both houses of the Indiana General Assembly and a small handful of conservative lawmakers were behind nearly all of the controversial legislation from last legislative session. These senators and representatives are the power players.  They are the movers and shakers when it comes to education policy in Indiana. We bring you the list […]

Meet the Influencers: The American Legislative Exchange Council

This year’s legislative session is already underway and lawmakers are hurrying to put their bills forward for consideration. And where there are lawmakers, there are interest groups. The groups and their lobbyists can be tremendously effective in steering — or killing — legislation, so we’re helping you get familiar with them. Learn about the most […]

Will There Be More Contentious Education Battles During This Legislative Session?

The Indiana State General Assembly opened the the first day of the session earlier today.

“Right To Work” currently tops the charts as the issue of the moment for many publications in Indiana.  But last year’s legislative agenda was filled with hotly contested fights over things like charter schools, vouchers, and collective bargaining for teachers.  So StateImpact asked the question burning on everyone’s mind.  Is there any unfinished education business […]

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