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Commentary: Hoosier students, advisers deserve better

By Ryan Gunterman TheStatehouseFile.com They deserve better than this. Hoosier student journalists and their teachers deserve better than what the Indiana House of Representatives did to them the evening of Feb. 5. They deserve better than the fear mongering by the associations representing principals, superintendents and school boards while lobbying those legislators. They deserve better […]

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Hoosiers, lawmakers celebrate public education

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Waving their signs in the air, Hoosiers dressed in red filled the south atrium in the Statehouse Monday rallying for public education. The event was hosted by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education (ICPE) in an effort to show legislators that public education is just as important as charter […]

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House committee approves bill that would allow students to advance at own pace

By Amari Thompson  The StatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Timothy Brown, R-Crawfordsville, is proposing legislation to allow high school students to complete Core 40 diploma requirements at their own pace.  House Bill 1264, which passed 9-2 in the House Education Committee, allows students who meet standard course requirements quicker than their classmates to move ahead through their school’s course curriculums.   Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis, drafted a similar […]

Commentary: Who speaks for the children?

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Commentary: Who speaks for the children?

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No one says it isn’t true. I’m talking over the air with state lawmakers, a juvenile court judge and the leader of a children and family services not-for-profit about the letter of resignation Mary Beth Bonaventura, director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, sent Gov. Eric Holcomb at […]

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Governor gets money he wants for pre-K expansion

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb is getting the additional funding he wanted to expand Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program. The state’s two-year budget allots $22 million, $12 million more than currently given to the state’s publicly funded pre-K programs. Nearly all of that money will go into On My Way Pre-K classrooms, […]

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Lawmakers to show off hidden talents at Hoosier Idol

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State legislators are dusting off their dance shoes and warming up their vocal chords in preparation for the fifteenth consecutive Hoosier Idol. Hoosier Idol brings the state’s legislators together and the proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Indiana. An event in the fall also helps fund the organization. The […]

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Protection for prayer in school passes the House

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill designed to protect students’ rights to voluntarily pray during school hours passed the House Monday. Although the House Bill 1024 has several components, in essence, it allows students to express their religious beliefs in homework, artwork, clothing and aloud without fear of discrimination from their peers, teachers […]

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Bill protecting prayer in schools moves forward

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that makes sure school corporations don’t discriminate against students for their religious expression and allows students to pray during school hours advanced Tuesday. House Bill 1024 passed the Education Committee 10-2 a little more than an hour before the deadline for bills to advance out of committee. […]

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House overrides two of Pence’s vetoes

By Nicole Hernandez, Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House dismantled part of former Gov. Mike Pence’s legacy Thursday when they decided to override two of his vetoes. Pence vetoed both bills in 2016 following events that captured national attention. Rules limiting state environmental department’s power House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and […]

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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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