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Indiana's 2019 legislative session
1 day ago
Indiana to tap reserves to free up $140M for teacher pay, Holcomb promises
Holcomb said he hoped schools would use the savings to increase teacher salaries, though there is likely no way to guarantee how local districts spend those funds.
2 days ago
Here’s how Indiana lawmakers propose — again — to rein in virtual charter schools
The bills tackle several aspects of virtual schools that have drawn criticism: how new students are onboarded, who oversees the schools, and how quickly they are growing.
January 10, 2019
Amid Indiana’s teacher pay debate, Republicans hesitate over eliminating merit bonuses
Despite ongoing discussions about raising salaries for educators, his plan contains no dollars specifically earmarked for increasing teacher pay.
January 9, 2019
Indiana House teacher pay plan clears first hurdle, but critics say the bill doesn’t go far enough
House Republicans countered that the bill — which passed 9-3 along party lines — was a “first step” toward getting teachers raises.
January 7, 2019
Indiana Republicans suggest schools cut costs to raise teacher pay
Lawmakers have indicated that it’s going to be a tough year to increase spending on education.
January 4, 2019
Indiana online schools have success lobbying lawmakers despite dismal academics
Over the past decade, the major operators of virtual charter schools in Indiana have all either donated to political campaigns, lobbied, or both.
December 19, 2018
Holcomb now says he’s ‘optimistic’ that Indiana can send more money to teachers in 2019
Tuesday’s comments deviate from Holcomb’s legislative agenda announcement earlier this month.
December 18, 2018
Holcomb: Indiana needs to make virtual charter schools a better option for students
Following a Chalkbeat investigation last year, Holcomb called for “immediate attention and action” to address the problems with online schools.
December 13, 2018
As Indiana’s teacher pay debate heats up, some lawmakers say schools spend too much outside the classroom
Figuring out how much of what Indiana spends on schools directly affects students is a complicated endeavor.
December 10, 2018
‘Our teachers have waited long enough’: Educators say Indiana needs to act now on teacher pay
Given the state’s tight budget situation, Holcomb suggested studying the impact of raises for at least a year.
Updated December 6, 2018
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb proposes pumping brakes on teacher pay, cutting performance bonuses
In his legislative agenda announced Thursday, Holcomb proposed devoting 2019 to studying teacher pay, eliminating performance bonuses and waiting to increase pre-K funds.
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November 20, 2018
Indiana’s push to raise teacher pay is creating some unlikely allies
During the ceremonial start to the 2019 legislative session, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that lawmakers and advocacy groups were working on a teacher pay plan.
November 19, 2018
Indiana faces a tight budget in 2019, lawmakers say. Will expanding pre-K be in the cards?
Extra resources for preschool and teacher raises are among the areas competing for next year's state budget funds.
November 12, 2018
Raising teacher pay likely to be at the forefront for Indiana lawmakers and advocates in 2019
While Indiana’s teacher pay has not fallen as dramatically as it has in other states, salaries are down from 2009 when adjusted for inflation.
behind the scenes
October 12, 2018
The ‘toxic’ politics behind McCormick’s decision to reject a second term as Indiana schools chief
McCormick said she’s “disheartened” by how politics and “behind-the-scenes” conversations have made it difficult to do her job of carrying out education policy.
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