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Superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate Oct. 17

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The candidates running for state superintendent of public instruction will meet for a debate on Oct. 17. The debate will be held at noon on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The current superintendent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, and the Republican candidate, Jennifer McCormick, will discuss a variety of […]

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Governor’s debate inspires students to engage in politics

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Turning 18 years old brings with it many new freedoms with one of the most powerful being the ability to vote. However, many young adults don’t vote. Tuesday’s governor’s debate aimed to change that. Democrat John Gregg, Libertarian Rex Bell and Republican Eric Holcomb debate education issues at Lawrence […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

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State superintendent candidate McCormick hesitant to support universal pre-K

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Despite the growing push for universal pre-K, Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction Jennifer McCormick is not ready to support the idea. McCormick, the current superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, revealed her hesitancy to launch a universal pre-K program in her plan for the Indiana Department of […]

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State asks parents, advocates to weigh in on new education law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A school’s accountability grade is more than a letter on the page for Cesar Roman. For the Indianapolis parent of five children, that A or F is an indicator of the teacher-student-parent partnership and level of academic education a school has to offer. Roman addressed the A-F school accountability ratings at […]

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Candidates for governor discuss pre-K, infrastructure

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All three candidates for governor met Tuesday to discuss issues facing Indiana, including expanding pre-K, improving the state’s infrastructure and the effect of civic leadership. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the gubernatorial forum after gathering data about what Hoosiers want from the next governor. The data, complied […]

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Ritz: ‘Budgets reflect priorities’

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education submitted its budget request this week and in part would fund pre-K, increase funds for small schools, increase technology spending and provide a two percent increase each year in tuition support for public schools. “Budgets reflect priorities,” said Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, […]

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Ritz: Clinton supports public education

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, expects Hillary Clinton to change the educational conversation if the Democratic nominee is elected. Being a Democrat, Ritz said she will be supporting Clinton for the presidency and looks forward to the future of public education. “Well, I can tell you what’s it’s […]

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Life for Hoosier children improves in education, health

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — New data shows Indiana children are seeing improvements in health and education, but their economic well-being as well as family and community is decreasing. “There’s a lot of room for hopefulness in this year’s rankings and this data,” said Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. […]

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Gregg’s economic plan includes statewide pre-K, LGBT rights

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor, and runningmate Christina Hale shared their ideas in order to grow Indiana’s economy in a 35-point plan Monday. “The truth is Indiana’s economy is not doing as well as it could,” said Gregg. “and it’s not doing as nearly as well as it […]

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