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April 10, 2017
A quiet change in Indiana law could mean a bigger voucher program — and a wild ride for families
During the first 24 years of the Milwaukee voucher program, 121 new private schools opened and nearly 70 percent of those schools later closed.
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December 18, 2015
From the start she was inspired to be a teacher and then to fight for their rights
The Shelby County native taught kindergarten in Shelbyville schools before moving to ISTA headquarters in Indianapolis to lead the union full time.
December 9, 2015
Teachers union joins the push to roll back 2011 education reforms
The Indiana State Teachers Association wants lawmakers to relax bargaining rules, reduce testing and put a 2-year hold on accountability sanctions.
August 31, 2015
Teacher pay is a big issue beyond IPS, education leaders say
Two panels of educators that met last week hosted by The Mind Trust and the West Side Chamber of Commerce discussed teacher pay last week.
August 28, 2015
Why people think there’s a teacher shortage in Indiana and why they’re probably wrong
In Indiana, as in many other places, the problem isn’t the number of certified teachers but a mismatch between them and available jobs.
August 7, 2015
Glenda Ritz drops out of governor's race
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced today she is no longer running for governor, saying she needed to focus instead on her work in education.
July 9, 2015
Demand falls flat for controversial teaching permit so far
Does Indiana really need a special teaching permit for teachers changing careers to get them into the classroom more quickly? So far, just two have been given.
June 10, 2015
Report urges more expansion for tax credit scholarship program
The number of tax credit scholarships supporting student tuition at private schools has jumped dramatically from 559 students in 2010 to 11,067 in 2014.
May 19, 2015
Teachers union to Pence: Reappoint Cari Whicker to the state board
A teachers union list of recommendations for who Gov. Mike Pence should appoint to the Indiana State Board of Education is telling for who it suggests, and who it doesn't
December 4, 2014
What comes next for Ritz, Pence and the state board?
The long-quarreling state board is deeply divided between 10 appointees named by Pence and his fellow Republican predecessor, Mitch Daniels, and Ritz, the lone Democrat holding statewide office in the capitol. Pence has mostly endorsed Daniels' standards, accountability and school choice initiatives while Ritz was elected promising to push for a reconsideration of those ideas.
November 5, 2014
Indiana sees a big jump in A-rated schools
More than half of Indiana’s schools were rated an A this year, a majority for the first time this decade.
October 15, 2014
Citing formula flaws, state board steps in to raise Christel House to a B (updated)
The school, which was at the center of a 2012 controversy over whether former state Superintendent Tony Bennett was accused of unfairly conspiring with his lieutenants to raise its grade, again saw its grade go up after reconsideration.
September 26, 2014
Indiana's goal: use data to reimagine education
State Rep Steve Braun, R-Zionsville, has been nurturing an ambitious idea for the Hoosier state: applying cutting-edge data techniques from the business world to harness information he thinks could solve what today seems like an impossible mystery — what skills will our kids need for the kinds of jobs that will be available on the days they graduate high school or college?
August 28, 2014
Indiana celebrates NCLB waiver win, but questions remain
Four months after Indiana was stunned to be put on a form of probation by the U.S. Department of Education, there was widespread relief today with federal officials approved the state's request to extend a waiver that releases schools from possible sanctions under No Child Left Behind. But there was also a sense that Indiana wasn't entirely out of the woods yet.
August 22, 2014
After cheating scandal, Flanner House families look ahead
Amix of anger, disappointment and disbelief was widely shared Thursday among those connected to Flanner House School, the community center that shares its name and the wider education community in Indianapolis after a cheating scandal forced the school to close.
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