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State Board of Education approves policy guidance for Graduation Pathways

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana schools will be using newly-approved policy guidance as officials implement Graduation Pathways. Graduation Pathways helps prepare Hoosier graduates for life after high school by providing them with an awareness of career interests and options. The goal is to ensure all graduating Hoosiers have academic, technical, […]

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Protecting their passion: Student journalists face censorship

Despite the national notion of “fake news,” censorship within their own schools and the recent failure of a bill that would’ve protected their First Amendment rights, Indiana high school journalists are determined to make a change and get the story. This is the first of three parts. By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Three days before The […]

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Protecting their passion: Keeping principal power

Despite the national notion of “fake news,” censorship within their own schools and the recent failure of a bill that would’ve protected their First Amendment rights, Indiana high school journalists are determined to make a change and get the story. This is the second of three parts. By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–The defeat of the […]

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Protecting their passion: Journalism thrives in some schools

Despite the national notion of “fake news,” censorship within their own schools and the recent failure of a bill that would’ve protected their First Amendment rights, Indiana high school journalists are determined to make a change and get the story. This is the third of three parts. By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Some schools don’t need […]

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Computer science programs will expand in Indiana schools

By Seth Fleming TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—As early as July 1, 2021 all schools across Indiana will be required to offer computer science programs to students from kindergarten to 12thgrade. Senate Enrolled Act 172, once instituted in schools across Indiana, “adds to the profile of the state,” said Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber […]

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Indiana rank 28th in the nation for child well-being

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana falls in the middle of of the 50 states in overall measures of child well-being in categories ranging from poverty and education to health and community. “We are pretty much middle of the pack,” said Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. “We want to be ranked […]

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New Indiana law aims to draw the line on sex education, making parents decide

Editor’s note: This is one story in an occasional series about new laws that affect Hoosiers. By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Beginning this next academic year, teachers in Indiana’s public schools will require permission from parents before instructing their children on sex. Senate Enrolled Act 65 takes effect July 1 and requires schools to seek written […]

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2018 Tech Plan Survey shows progress for Indiana schools

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Education released results from the 2018 Tech Plan Survey showing progress has been made in areas of digital learning and cybersecurity. “There is much to celebrate in this data, as our schools are making substantial progress,” Dr. Jennifer McCormick, state Superintendent of Public Instruction,said in a press release. […]

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Questions about security follow Noblesville school shooting

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  In March, soon after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Noblesville Schools hosted a school safety forum to reveal its plans to provide students with a safe learning experience. A presentation discussed at that public meeting posted to the Noblesville […]

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Governor names new top education policy advisor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has named the top aide to Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction as his newest senior education policy advisor. Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski replaces P.J. McGrew, who served as education policy director to Vice President  Mike Pence when he was governor and continued in the role in the Holcomb administration. […]

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