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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

 

Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) speaks on the House floor.

Bill Aims To Improve DCS Communication With Schools

The bill would direct DCS to better communicate with schools and courts.

February 22, 2018

 

The chapter will cease operations until fall 2021.

Former IU Student, Fraternity Member Facing Felony Drug Charges

A former Indiana University student is facing felony charges for allegedly dealing drugs out of a fraternity house that recently closed.

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

 

Alcohol lining a shelf at a Kroger grocery store.

Legalized Sunday Sales Bill Headed To Gov., Could Take Effect Soon

A bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana is on its way to the governor and could take effect soon.

February 22, 2018

 

Curtis Hill (left) seated next to President Trump at a meeting about school safety measures.

Ind. Attorney General Talks School Safety With President Trump

Indiana Attorney General Cutis Hill says one Indiana school can serve as a model for the rest of the country.

February 22, 2018

 

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) addresses a crowd opposed to HB 1315 at the Statehouse.

Protesters Object To More Rules For Gary, Muncie Schools

Democratic state senators say a finances bill that enforces more rules on the distressed Gary and Muncie districts will eliminate public participation.

February 22, 2018

 

The ad narrated by Braun displays a picture of Monroe and Jackson.

Widow Disgusted By Indiana Political Ad Featuring Husband

The widow of an Uber driver killed in a crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new ad featuring her husband is an affront to what he stood for.

February 22, 2018

 

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick

State Superintendent Urges Lawmakers To ‘Address School Safety’

Indiana's top education leader is urging lawmakers to address school safety in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

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.

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