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House committee passes tighter rules for virtual schools

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—When Donnie Bowsman saw four students leave Randolph Southern Schools to enroll in virtual education programs before they reached the fourth grade, one question plagued his mind. “These kids can’t even go to the bathroom by themselves, and they’re expected to sit in front a computer for five hours a day? […]

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State’s top educator could be appointed by 2021

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s last chance to elect its superintendent of public instruction may disappear, thanks to a bill passed by the House Education Committee Wednesday morning. House Bill 1005, authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, would authorize the governor to appoint the next superintendent in January 2021 instead of the original date, […]

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Lawmaker proposes bill to add civics test to graduation requirements

By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Only one in four college students could name all three branches of government and more than a third couldn’t name a single right in the First Amendment, the Annenburg Public Policy Center reported in a 2016 study. “We have a deficiency in government and civics knowledge in America today and I […]

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GOP teacher pay plan advances without support of Democrats

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans want to drive more money into K-12 classrooms in an effort to raise teacher salaries, but only using existing resources. Rep. Dale DeVon, R-Granger, is proposing legislation that would encourage Indiana school districts to transfer only 15 percent or less of their state money into its operational […]

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Parents of three children killed at bus stop push for safety legislation

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A photo of three smiling children hangs on chains around Shane and Brittany Ingles’ necks. The photo, mounted in a silver frame the size of a thumbprint, is a reminder of why the couple traveled more than 100 miles to be at the Statehouse Tuesday morning. Just over two […]

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Teacher pay among top House GOP priorities, but Democrats say it’s not high enough

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Republicans say there is “no doubt” the next two-year state budget will have new money for K-12 education, but how much remains up in the air. House GOP leaders, piloted by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, unveiled their 2019 legislative agenda Monday with the Department of Child […]

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State graduation rates show modest increase

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana saw a slight increase in its graduation rate, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education Wednesday. The department reported a high school graduation rate of 88.1 percent in 2018, inching up slightly less than 1 percent from the state’s 87.2 percent in 2017. “With the […]

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Manufacturer’s group launches training program to meet industry needs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Manufacturers Association has launched an employer-driven education initiative to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to help students pursue career and technical education and to help employers establish a pipeline of talent. The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) […]

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Teacher pay hike tops ISTA’s legislative agenda

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The state’s largest professional education organization unveiled a legislative agenda Monday that calls increasing teacher salaries, which are the lowest in the region and among the lowest in the nation. The Indiana State Teachers Association, in announcing its 2019 legislative agenda, said results of a recent survey show that Hoosiers agree […]

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Superintendent for Public Instruction calls for 3 percent budget hike

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick called for a three percent increase on tuition support at a State Budget Committee hearing Monday. This increase, she said, is designed to reflect the rate of inflation and would call for $214 million in the first year and $221 million in the […]

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