Teachers and teaching

The Teacher Prep Academy at the University of Indianapolis wants to draw more young people to teaching to fill open education jobs in the state.

The 2025 IPS Teachers of the Year are Ashley Hogan of Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School and Linda Thomson of Shortridge High School.

Elementary and special education teachers who don’t teach literacy won’t have to earn a new literacy endorsement required by state law.

Proposed high school diplomas for the class of 2029 will place a greater emphasis on work experience, which some educators say will push students to neglect academic opportunities.

Mock legal and legislative proceedings dispel notions of teen disengagement in Adam Williamson’s class.

The state is requiring all elementary and special education teachers to earn a new endorsement on teaching literacy. Some say that rule’s too broad, among other problems.

Supporters of the statute say it will help students by making sure they learn about a variety of viewpoints. Critics argue it will intimidate professors and make prospective teachers less prepared to run classrooms well.

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.

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

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

The legislation marks the latest effort by state legislators to shape how schools approach topics related to sex and sexuality.

Middle school English teacher Nicole Cooper shared a poem at a recent Story Slam event presented by Teachers Lounge Indy and co-hosted by Chalkbeat Indiana.

The average Marion County teacher pay beat the state average last year, as well as a target figure supported by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Teacher Kali Burks shared stories from her first year teaching eighth grade.

The literacy lessons mirror the way students learn.

Three years ago, Meredith Bryant was working in marketing. Now she’s helping students build their own businesses.

The union says it has the right to negotiate the issue. The district says that’s not required under state law.