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State Board Tweaks, Approves 'REPA II' Teacher Licensing Guidelines

In front of a vocal overflow crowd, Indiana’s State Board of Education approved Wednesday a broad suite of changes — known as “REPA II” — to the rules used to issue licenses and other credentials to educators in the state. State superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz was in the room as the executive panel approved the rules (which she opposed in […]

Updated: Overflow Crowd Packs IDOE, Awaits Vote On Teacher Licensing Provision

An overflow crowd watches a webcast of the State Board meeting across the hall from the room where the panel was meeting. About a dozen people sat in the overflow room.

A large crowd of parents, educators and advocates packed the State Board of Education’s meeting in Indianapolis on Monday morning as the executive panel met to consider a broad package of changes to Indiana’s teacher licensure guidelines. The proposal, known in shorthand as REPA II, has been controversial, as we’ve written. Supporters say the provision […]

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