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Statehouse Deals Nearing On Budget, Common Core 'Pause,' Vouchers

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis

We might get a better idea Thursday how Indiana General Assembly members will resolve their differences over proposals to expand the state’s private school voucher program and halt implementation of the Common Core academic standards in schools. A deal on the state’s two-year budget is also close, Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said Wednesday. Lawmakers are hoping to […]

Indy Star: Ritz, Lawmakers Hung Up On Details Of Proposed Pre-K Pilot

The Indianapolis Star‘s Scott Elliott has this on a General Assembly bill that would create a $7 million, statewide pre-K pilot program — a proposal that got a lot of tough questions from lawmakers in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, as Elliott writes: In bit of a surprise, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz was among the critics who asked […]

Where We Stand As Indiana Budget Debate Moves To Senate

Two weeks after Republican House members approved their proposed state budget, Senate lawmakers formally began debate on the two-year spending plan today. Both Gov. Mike Pence and House Republicans called for spending more than $15.3 billion on K-12 education; the total amounts the two sides propose to spend on K-12 education are only $74 million […]

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