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Jeanie Lindsay

Jeanie Lindsay is a multimedia reporter covering education issues statewide. Before coming to Indiana, she attended the University of Washington and worked as a regional radio reporter to learn the ways of public broadcasting.

Recent Posts by Jeanie Lindsay

February 22, 2018

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma

Sex Ed Bill Discussion Shifts To School Shooter Preparedness

Discussion on a sex education bill in the House shifted unexpectedly to school shooter response training in schools.

February 22, 2018

 

The statehouse dome with U.S. and Indiana flags on top.

Teacher Licensing Waivers Bill Met With Hesitation In The House

A bill designed to address the teacher shortage was met with some concern by members in the House Education Committee Thursday.

February 22, 2018

 

Nearly 9 in 10 parents attend conferences with their children’s teachers each year, according to Child Trends. (Photo Credit: Bill Shaw/WTIU News)

Senate Committee Approves Resolution On Autism

A resolution in the Senate is urging lawmakers to look into how well schools are prepared to work with students on the autism spectrum.

February 20, 2018

 

An empty classroom with desks lined up in rows.

Panel Gives Schools A Loophole In ‘Opt-In’ Requirement For Sex Ed

A committee passed an amended bill Tuesday that would require schools to make two attempts to notify parents of sex education curriculum before classes start.

February 19, 2018

 

Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) speaks in the Indiana House.

Lawmakers Weigh New School Coalition Pilot Program

A school coalition pilot program making progress at the Statehouse aims to offer more flexibility to schools for the sake of student improvement.

February 15, 2018

 

The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

‘Soft Skills’ Bill Moves Forward In House

Among other things, the bill creates a statewide work ethic certificate program for students.

February 15, 2018

 

Jennifer McCormick, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, says Indiana schools would be affected by the proposed federal education budget.

Public Comment On School Accountability Rules Kicks Off Next Week

The State Board of Education is working to create new rules around school accountability, and a series of public hearings begin next week.

February 13, 2018

 

Girls Go CyberStart is an online series of challenges to test a participant’s interest and potential in the cybersecurity field, and includes activities around web attacks, programming, and computer forensics.

Girls Go CyberStart Competition Kicks Off Next Week

A multi-state effort aimed at getting more women in the cybersecurity career pipeline comes to the web this month.

February 13, 2018

 

Officials have warned public schools that they could receive less money than expected because of an unanticipated increase in statewide student enrollment.

School Funding Gap Widens With New Numbers

The multimillion-dollar gap in school funding that Indiana legislative leaders have pledged to fill is larger than first projected.

February 9, 2018

 

Near sign

Teacher Housing Tackles Turnover, Neighborhood Revitalization

Keeping teachers around is a complicated issue, but officials say housing often plays a key role.

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