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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 […]

Charter School Advocate To Chair House Education Study Committee

91st District Representative Robert Behning will be heading the study committee on education issues, according to a press release issued by Indiana State Speaker of the House Brian Bosma.  During the last session, Behning and Bosma authored a number of controversial education bills, including House Enrolled Act 1002 or “The Charter School Act”. He has […]

Two Months Later, Disagreements Among Lawmakers Persist

Indiana House Education Committee Chair Robert Behning defended his party’s education overhaul as “what’s best for kids, not adults” at a panel discussion at IU on Thursday, while Democrats continued their objections to new laws on collective bargaining, private school vouchers, and teacher merit pay. “What we did this year goes against all research,” panelist […]

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