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August 19, 2019
‘This is not rocket science’: Indiana educators bring ideas for raising teacher pay to Holcomb’s commission
Monday night was the public’s first chance to provide input to the state commission tasked with making recommendations for how to improve teacher salaries.
out in public
Updated August 18, 2019
Want to weigh in on Indiana’s teacher pay debate? Here’s how you can offer input.
The governor’s teacher pay commission announced Monday a series of public meetings next month to solicit ideas for how to raise teacher salaries in Indiana.
June 11, 2019
‘Lost opportunity’: Most 4-year-olds are left out of Indiana’s preschool expansion
Whether your 3- or 4-year-old attends prekindergarten — and how good the experience is — can often largely depend on where you live and how much money you make.
May 28, 2019
The governor appointed a commission to study teacher pay. So far, they’ve met behind closed doors
Gov. Holcomb's Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission has met privately at least six times, prompting further concerns that educators are being shut out of talks.
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May 21, 2019
Indiana lawmakers will scrutinize school funding, but virtual schools aren’t on the agenda this summer
Indiana lawmakers will take a closer look at how schools use money from property tax measures and how the state funds education for students in poverty.
May 2, 2019
After years of debate, some stronger oversight of virtual schools signed into Indiana law
Lawmakers’ actions, paired with a funding cut, represent the biggest steps the state has taken to regulate virtual charter schools since they launched a decade ago.
April 29, 2019
‘We’re not there yet,’ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says on raising teacher pay
Republican leaders and some education advocates declared “tremendous success” for education, but others felt lawmakers left big issues on the table — like teacher pay.
April 25, 2019
Looking to reach children statewide, Indiana expands its pre-K voucher program
It's a key expansion of what had been a limited pilot program only available in 20 counties -- but lawmakers aren't increasing funding for pre-K.
April 23, 2019
Indiana’s proposed budget boosts education spending. But does it go far enough on teacher salaries?
Indiana lawmakers unveiled a revised budget Tuesday afternoon that would pump $539 million more into K-12 schools.
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.
Charters & Choice
May 1, 2017
Indiana private schools can get state dollars immediately thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Holcomb
The move eliminates a one-year waiting period for private schools to be eligible for vouchers.
April 25, 2017
Holcomb pulls off a near-perfect education record in his first session as Indiana governor, and with far less drama than in years past
At the beginning of the year, Holcomb set four specific goals for K-12 education.
January 17, 2017
What you should know about Holcomb’s education priorities from his State of the State address
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State speech tonight to state lawmakers and the public didn’t yield any surprises as far as his education policy.
January 17, 2017
Tonight Indiana’s new governor will give his first state of the state address. What can we expect to hear about education?
With this year’s emphasis on road funding and transportation, it could be that education won’t figure prominently in his speech.
January 10, 2017
Holcomb’s budget plan boosts funding for Indiana schools, but Democrats say it’s not enough
The proposal reflects a steady increase in the past several years in school funding in Indiana. It would also double the amount the state spends on preschool.
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