Thousands of teachers are starting the process of renewing their teaching licenses before a new law goes into effect that requires educators to learn more about workforce and career-related needs for their students and communities.
Six out of the 10 school funding referenda measures across the state won approval from local voters, with two out of the four school districts asking for additional funding from their communities for the first time passing.
This year’s first round of school funding referenda includes 10 school corporations, with a handful of the schools asking voters for more funding for the first time.
The state is willing to send funding to schools even if they enroll some 4-year-olds in kindergarten at the start of the upcoming school year.
The 2019 legislative session has officially come to an end, and lawmakers’ attempts to address a number of education issues are receiving mixed reviews.
House Bill 1003 aims to keep schools from using funds intended for classroom expenses – like teacher pay – to address other operational needs.
The group says the program’s work and education requirements for parents move Indiana in the wrong direction.
Indiana submits a list of subject areas seeing significant teacher shortages to the U.S. Department of Education each year, and this year’s list includes science and career-technical education classes – both subjects many Indiana policymakers and elected officials want more funding and support for.
Cursive writing is back on the discussion table at the statehouse, as one lawmaker continues her nearly decade-long campaign to require Hoosier schools teach cursive writing.
Teachers unions, the Coalition for Public Education and Indiana PTA helped organize the rally as a near-final push for more money in the state budget.