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Jeanie Lindsay

Multimedia Education Journalist, News

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

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September 4, 2019

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ILEARN Results Are Public. So How Much Lower Were Those Scores?

ILEARN Results Are Public. So How Much Lower Were Those Scores?

According to state data, less than half of all students reached proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, with proficiency rates of 47.9 and 47.8 percent respectively. 

September 4, 2019

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Secured School Grants Approved For More Than 400 Schools

Secured School Grants Approved For More Than 400 Schools

The state has approved a new round of school safety grant funding for Indiana schools. The money will go to 429 schools through the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program.

September 3, 2019

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Policymakers Want To Raise Teacher Pay. Here's How Teachers Say They Should Do It

Policymakers Want To Raise Teacher Pay. Here's How Teachers Say They Should Do It

Last month teachers throughout the state flocked to the governor’s teacher pay commission input meetings to reinforce an idea: Indiana’s education policy doesn’t respect public educators.

August 29, 2019

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McCormick Presses For Overhaul Of School Accountability System

McCormick Presses For Overhaul Of School Accountability System

Educators are pressing for an overhaul of the state’s school accountability system after a reported drop in student achievement on the state’s new ILEARN exam – including the state’s top education official.

August 23, 2019

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After Virtual Charter Trouble, More Districts Offering Virtual Schools, Programs

After Virtual Charter Trouble, More Districts Offering Virtual Schools, Programs

Vigo County School Corporation opened a new virtual high school this year. It’s one of a handful around the state. 

August 22, 2019

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Early Learning Nonprofit Opens Statewide Competition To Address ‘Childcare Deserts’

Early Learning Nonprofit Opens Statewide Competition To Address ‘Childcare Deserts’

A grant competition from the state’s largest early learning nonprofit aims to address so-called child care deserts.

August 9, 2019

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As The School Year Begins, More Policymakers Talk School Safety, Shooter Response

As The School Year Begins, More Policymakers Talk School Safety, Shooter Response

House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) says every school – not just schools that can attain matching grants from the state – needs resource officers and services focused on mental health.

August 9, 2019

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Democrats Press For Study On Risks, Rewards For Virtual Charter Schools

Democrats Press For Study On Risks, Rewards For Virtual Charter Schools

Democrats at the statehouse want legislative leaders to take a closer look at virtual charter schools in Indiana as two scandal-ridden schools prepare to close.

August 2, 2019

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Report: Fewer School Bullying Cases Overall But Physical, Verbal Cases Increase

Report: Fewer School Bullying Cases Overall But Physical, Verbal Cases Increase

Reported cases of bullying in schools have slightly decreased compared to the 2017-18 school year, according to an annual state survey aimed at tracking bullying incidents.

August 1, 2019

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Teacher Pay Commission Announces Public Input Session Dates

Teacher Pay Commission Announces Public Input Session Dates

The governor’s Teacher Compensation Commission will host public comment sessions across the state in August. The commission plans to host three sessions, one each in Indianapolis, Evansville, and Elkhart.

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