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Pre-K debate continues in Senate committee

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K pilot program could soon be expanded to more counties, making early education opportunities available to more low-income students in the state. While lawmakers are still at odds over how much money the state’s pre-K program should receive over the next two years, Rep. Bob […]

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ISTEP replacement bill passes House committee

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to replace the ISTEP exam with a new test called ILEARN passed out of the House Education Committee by a 10-2 margin. Author of House Bill 1003, Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, said he believes ISTEP has been a failure and that it is important to find an […]

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ILEARN could be one step closer to classrooms

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A new test could hit Indiana classrooms in 2018, replacing the current ISTEP test program. ILEARN, which stands for Indiana’s Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network, would take ISTEP’s place, and is what Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, is calling an alternative approach. Through House Bill 1003, authored by Behning, students […]

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ISTEP replacement could come in 2018

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — ISTEP’s replacement could be called ILEARN. A bill, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, would replace the ISTEP test program beginning with the 2018-2019 school year with a new statewide assessment program. ILEARN stands for Indiana’s Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network. “It doesn’t matter what we call the test. We […]

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Panel gives recommendations for ISTEP replacement

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A panel charged with recommending a replacement for the ISTEP cast a vision Tuesday for a shorter, more efficient standardized test for Hoosier schoolchildren. The recommendations are designed to address many of the concerns that the public has with the controversial standardized test. The panel has struggled with the […]

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The search for ISTEP’s replacement

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Now that lawmakers have ditched ISTEP, education leaders are searching for an alternative. “This is the beginning of a new day in testing in our schools,” Gov. Mike Pence said when he signed the bill eliminating ISTEP into law on March 22. The end of exam came after 2015 […]

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What didn’t happen in the 2016 legislative session

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Not every bill can make it to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the bills that didn’t make it through the 2016 General Assembly. Hate Crime Senate Bill 220, authored by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, would have allowed a judge to increase the length of a […]

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Legislation to end ISTEP heads to the governor

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —ISTEP could be headed for the history books. House Bill 1395, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, passed both the House and Senate Thursday. The legislation would eliminate the ISTEP test and instead create a panel of 23 people to study the issue, including educators and legislators. The panel would […]

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Democrats and Republicans argue about amendment’s fairness

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An amendment to an education bill received heated discussion about legislative procedure. An amendment proposed Wednesday by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, introduced a new fund for educators who teach dual credit courses to Senate Bill 334. But Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, argued adding an amendment with funding […]

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Coaches granted civil immunity under proposed concussion rules

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Trained interscholastic and intramural coaches would be legally protected under changes to a Senate concussion bill. Under Indiana’s current law, only football head and assistant coaches are required to complete concussion training. Senate Bill 234 would change the law to require a head coaches and assistant coaches of any […]

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