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Indiana's 2018 legislative session
June 25, 2018
To reinvent career education, these Indiana districts are making up their own rules
The “Coalition of Continuous Improvement School Districts” got go-ahead to start planning earlier this month.
June 19, 2018
What’s so hard about teaching ‘soft skills’? More than Indiana policymakers might think
Under a law that passed this past spring with broad bipartisan support, all schools will have to incorporate these skills into their lessons beginning in 2019.
May 14, 2018
Here’s what the Gary and Muncie takeover bill could mean for other Indiana districts
The bill next heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb to be signed into law.
May 11, 2018
Race can’t be ignored in takeover of Gary and Muncie schools, civic leaders say
Republican legislative leaders said differences in the districts' financial situations were the reasons for the differences in plans.
March 19, 2018
These are the 13 education bills poised to become law in Indiana in 2018
Funding, testing and high school diplomas were among the education policy issues addressed this year.
March 19, 2018
State takeover plans for Gary and Muncie could be revived as Indiana lawmakers return in May
The special session will begin sometime in May.
Updated March 20, 2018
Indiana’s plan to measure high schools with a college prep test is on hold for two years
The plan changed late Wednesday night.
March 15, 2018
A plan to expand state takeover in Gary and Muncie died, but 13 other education bills survived the 2018 session
The takeover bill died unexpectedly.
March 14, 2018
Indiana lawmakers OK up to $100 million to address funding shortage for schools
Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the final plan in House Bill 1001.
March 12, 2018
Plan to allow more unlicensed educators dies again. Can the surviving bill fix teacher shortages?
The measure, which would have allowed districts to have up to 10 percent of their staff be unlicensed, has been added and removed several times this year.
March 9, 2018
Indiana touts workforce readiness. But it could judge schools by a college prep test.
Teachers and administrators raised concerns during a public comment session about Indiana’s proposed A-F grading rules for schools.
March 1, 2018
Indiana Democrats are frustrated takeover plans for Gary and Muncie have no end in sight
House Bill 1315 next heads to the full Senate.
February 27, 2018
Indiana lawmakers resurrect proposal to let districts hire more unlicensed teachers
The measure was taken out of an earlier Senate version of the bill.
February 21, 2018
Indiana has thousands of foster kids, but knows little about their education. This bill could change that
Indiana saw the second steepest climb in the the nation of foster children between 2012 and 2016, with an increase of 60 percent.
February 20, 2018
‘I just always thought I was stupid’: Indiana considers early screening for students with dyslexia
Houchin hopes a bill she is proposing this year, Senate Bill 217, can put the right resources in schools so students get the help they need.
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