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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the Indiana House Republican Caucus gets its way in the 2015 session, Hoosier teachers could soon receive extra money to spend on classroom supplies. The proposed tax credit – part of the House Republicans’ legislative agenda – doesn’t yet have a price tag. But a tax credit could […]

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Analysis: Education funding depends on upcoming fiscal forecast

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans are talking big about boosting state funding for public schools over the next two years, but it’s not clear yet whether the cash will be available to make that happen. Already, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has said that his caucus wants to provide a larger overall increase […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Pence’s education agenda, CECI elimination & more

This week, hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener discuss the education agendas of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and state Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Of course, we’ve got the Pence Watch and audio clips from Pence, Ritz and State Budget Director Brian Bailey.

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Ritz asks for free textbooks, more money for schools

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Glenda Ritz asked lawmakers Thursday for $500 million in additional spending on education during the next two years – including more money for testing as well as free textbooks for all public school students. Most of the new money – more than $334 million – would go […]

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Analysis: Eliminating CECI makes sense, might not make a difference

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It was one of those moments when you could just feel everyone in the room stop tapping on their phones or clicking at their laptops and look up – even though you didn’t actually see them do it. You couldn’t have seen it. You were looking up too. Right at […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Pence’s immigration suit, a new poll and education squabbles

This week we talk about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to join a multi-state suit against the president’s immigration policy, a new Hoosier Survey that measures voters’ opinions on public policy issues, and problems between the state Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the education board. Ball State’s Ray Scheele and ChalkBeat Indiana’s Scott Elliott are guests.

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Highly rated teachers to get extra cash in 1,300 schools

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state awarded $30 million to 1,300 schools Thursday that will be used to reward thousands of teachers for high performance. The money is the first distribution under a new teacher performance program that Gov. Mike Pence said he will aim to expand in 2015. “Indiana teachers and schools […]

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Pence to eliminate divisive education agency, ask lawmakers to remove Ritz as state ed board chair

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday he will dissolve a controversial education agency he created last year as part of an effort to “restore trust and harmony” with Democratic Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Pence said he will also ask the General Assembly to let the State Board of Education elect […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Education funding, Sunday sales & other issues for 2015

In this week’s edition of Frankly Speaking, hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener take a look at Organization Day and the issues lawmakers plan to tackle in the 2015 session, including education funding, ethics reform, gambling regulation and Sunday alcohol sales. We also have our weekly Pence Watch and you can listen to Sen. Jim Banks […]

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Pre-K applications now available in Allen, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Families in four of the five counties that are part of a state pre-kindergarten pilot can now sign up to receive a grant for the program. Children eligible for the first phase of the pilot will include 4-year-olds living in Allen, Lake, Marion or Vanderburgh counties who will start […]

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