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March 27, 2017
GOP plan to appoint Indiana’s schools chief claws its way back to a win in Senate panel
The Senate Rules Committee passed and amended a bill on Monday changing how the state’s top education official is selected.
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March 23, 2017
She’s no Tony Bennett or Glenda Ritz — Jennifer McCormick is charting her own course as Indiana’s schools chief
More than two months into her administration, educators and advocates are praising McCormick’s focus and remain optimistic about her tenure.
March 14, 2017
Yes, Congress scrapped Obama-era education rules. But states say little is changing
What is changing? A requirement for states to get input from community members. But that doesn't mean input is being scrapped, either.
January 9, 2017
It’s official: Holcomb and McCormick sworn in as Indiana’s governor and superintendent. Their plans are still coming into focus.
Today Eric Holcomb and Jennifer McCormick were sworn in at the Indiana State Fairgrounds as Indiana’s next governor and state superintendent. Holcomb, an Indianapolis native,…
December 2, 2016
Who will be advising Indiana’s next state superintendent? Not the charter advocates some expected
McCormick announced the team who will help her prepare to take office next year — and not one of them is a major player in Indiana’s charter school or voucher scene.
November 8, 2016
Glenda Ritz defeated by her Republican challenger in a big Election night upset
For the second time in four years, a political newcomer has unexpectedly triumphed over the incumbent in the race for Indiana state superintendent.
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November 3, 2016
The basics of Jennifer McCormick: Political newcomer struggles to set herself apart
The New Castle native has spent her career in Yorktown, a traditional public school district in northeastern Indiana that enrolls about 2,500 students K-12.
October 31, 2016
With days to the election, these questions loom large over the future of Indiana schools
What direction will Indiana choose and how will affect schools?
October 27, 2016
Seasoned educators vying for state superintendent agree: Indiana schools need more money
In general, aid for poor students decreased when the state funding formula was adjusted in 2015. Both candidates want to revisit that change with lawmakers next year.
October 17, 2016
As election nears, Republican challenger looks to distance herself from Bennett and Ritz
With just weeks before Hoosiers will be asked to elect the next Indiana schools chief, Republican candidate Jennifer McCormick is trying hard to distinguish herself.
October 5, 2016
Gregg: The only way politicians can help Indiana schools is by working together
The Democratic candidate for governor explains where he stands on major education issues.
October 4, 2016
Holcomb: The best teachers expect a lot and invest even more in their students
Holcomb, Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, says he often draws on early school experiences to inform his education policies.
September 26, 2016
These 7 big 2016 Indiana election surprises could shape education decisions in the future
For educators and people invested in the state’s schools, there’s a lot at stake as voters’ choices.
July 21, 2016
Superintendents race could have ‘huge impact’ on testing, preschools and the future of Indiana education
It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of major U.S. and statewide elections, but education advocates urge voters not to overlook this year’s superintendents race.
State Superintendent Race
June 11, 2016
Ritz vs. McCormick is the 2016 showdown for Indiana state superintendent
Yorktown school Superintendent Jennifer McCormick today was named the Republican choice to challenge incumbent Democrat Glenda Ritz in the November election for state superintendent at…
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