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ISTEP may stick around longer than hoped

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Road funding and education, including extending the life of ISTEP, are some of the priorities the Senate Republicans’ listed Tuesday. They expect ISTEP, which was originally slated to be replaced next school year, to stick around for a year or two. They’re concerned rushing a new version of the […]

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Hundreds of students applied for future educator scholarship

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 600 hopeful Hoosier students will compete for one of 200 scholarships that would provide up to $7,500 annually to those who agree to teach in the state for at least five years after graduation. “Today’s news is promising as it reflects the interest and excitement of those […]

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Roads, pre-K, workforce: Holcomb reveals his legislative agenda

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Better roads and bridges as well as an expanded pre-K program are top priorities under Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb’s administration.   He announced the five themes of his legislative agenda Thursday. “Heading into my first legislative session as Indiana’s governor, the guiding principle that shapes my agenda is to improve […]

Commentary: The big lesson for schools

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Commentary: The big lesson for schools

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – One of the Indiana General Assembly’s top challenges this year, we’re told, will involve funding and launching a larger pre-kindergarten program for Hoosier schools. Getting young children started in school earlier is a good thing. The research shows that those early years are a period when young minds are […]

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Homeless children find stability through School on Wheels

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – School was a struggle for Jessica Bryant*, who grew up in what she describes as a rough neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The school was far from her home, making it difficult for her to get the help she needed with her schoolwork. Thirty years later, Bryant […]

Commentary: ‘We have met the enemy….’

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Commentary: ‘We have met the enemy….’

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – They’re talking about getting ahead of the wave. Which may be a tidal wave. I’m talking, over the air, with Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce President Michael Huber, Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana Chancellor Kathleen Lee and Ascend Indiana President Jason Kloth. The conversation specifically is about Kloth’s organization […]

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Ritz out and McCormick in as schools chief

By Sarah Ramon and Annie Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As part of the Republican party sweep of statewide offices in Indiana, Democrat Glenda Ritz lost her job as state superintendent of schools to newcomer Republican Jennifer McCormick. “From the very beginning I have made it clear we will always, always put students before politics,” said […]

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Teachers face mature questions as students absorb campaign scandals

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eleven-year-old Jayoun Long sounds like a lot of voters this election season. “I don’t really like Donald Trump,” the sixth grader said as he weighed his options for who to vote for in his school’s mock election, “but [Hillary Clinton] might go to jail if she becomes president.” Jayoun, […]

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Math, science come alive in new Indiana State Museum exhibit

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Science and math are often considered two of the most important school subjects, but it can be hard for kids to wrap their minds around real world examples. For those students, the Indiana State Museum has a solution. The new Design Zone exhibit is dedicated to math, science and […]

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