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Latest Indiana news

A bill at the Indiana Statehouse that aims to hold back more students who fail the state’s reading exam, is advancing. Here’s what its impact could be.

The school would open within the boundaries of Washington Township Schools.

One bill has been stripped of language on civics education to instead focus on allowing chaplains in public schools.

The Indianapolis charter school on the far eastside recently celebrated its new food lab and launched a culinary club, which hopes to take inspiration from a civil rights story.

Advocates say a bill to retain third graders could violate the civil rights of 93,000 English learners and conflicts with research on how long it takes to learn a language.

A remote working option for teachers and shared educators between schools are some of the options to address the ‘pain points’ of teaching.

The awards are funded by a $12.5 million trust set up by an anonymous donor couple.

The play will show throughout All-Star Weekend, highlighting how one Indianapolis Public Schools basketball team made history as the nation struggled with civil rights.

The theme of the March 1 event co-hosted by Chalkbeat Indiana in Indianapolis is: “From Lesson Plan to New Plan.”

Legislation would establish education on government and good citizenship as early as kindergarten.

Indiana AG said officials must show that materials posted to ‘Eyes on Education’ were not and are not used or shared.

The demand is the latest development in an ongoing divide between IPS and the charter school community.

A bill that would have dramatically expanded school choice in the state failed to move forward but will likely return in 2025.

The website includes examples of “inappropriate” lessons or policies in 13 Indiana districts and one university, but districts say those are inaccurate.

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