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State works to overhaul online school report cards

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials are revamping the report card that districts must publish to make it easier for parents and others to evaluate local schools. The State Board of Education on Wednesday reviewed the most recent version of the report card, which grades state’s public schools using an […]

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Public hearings to measure support for multi-class, high school basketball

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will have a chance to express their views on the state’s multi-class basketball tournament – which is now 16 years old – during a series of 11 public hearings across the state in April and May. The public meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m at the […]

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Roundtable backs plan to boost college degree attainment

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File The Indiana Education Roundtable on Wednesday endorsed a state higher education plan that aims to significantly boost the number of Hoosiers who receive degrees after high school. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education plan will push to increase the Hoosier population with a two-year or four-year college degree from […]

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Hoosiers aren’t keeping up with nation in population with college degrees

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The percentage of the nation’s population with a college degree is inching up but Indiana’s rate is stagnate and the state runs the risk of falling further behind without changes to its education system, according to a report issued Monday. Indiana is currently off track to meet […]

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Daniels signs inheritance tax, refund bills into law

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels signed bills Tuesday that will phase out the inheritance tax and mean more money for full-day kindergarten and the victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. One bill also means that taxpayers will likely receive a refund worth about $70 at the end of […]

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Daniels signs higher ed changes into law

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels signed bills Friday that are meant to make it easier for college students to graduate more quickly while spending less money. Daniels signed House Bill 1220, which is meant to curtail so-called credit creep, when universities add credits to majors and minors that force […]

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Daniels considering bill to require more daylight on superintendent contracts

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Some superintendents in Indiana may no longer enjoy undisclosed benefits added to their salaries after the passing of House Bill 1205, which calls for greater transparency in their contracts. The General Assembly passed the bill last week to Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is now deciding whether to […]

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State awards technology grants to schools

Schools that won technology grants: Beech Grove City Schools Burris Laboratory School, Muncie Center Grove Community School Corporation Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation Danville Community School Corporation East Noble School Corporation Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District M S D Wabash County Schools Maconaquah School Corporation Madison Consolidated Schools North Adams Community Schools Northeastern […]

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Controversial anti-bullying bill may be back on the agenda

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are trying to resurrect part of an anti-bullying bill that gives school administrators extra authority to discipline students for what they do even when they are not on school grounds. The measure is now the subject of a joint House-Senate conference committee, which is trying to […]

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Story, video: General Assembly approves governor’s credit creep bill

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The state would have more authority to crack down on universities that increase the credits needed for most majors under a bill the House sent to Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday. 1-on-1: Sen. Leising talks about the credit creep House Bill 1220 was a key bill in the […]

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