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Bill would strip state superintendent as chair of Board of Ed

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee moved legislation Thursday that would strip the elected state superintendent of her position as chair of the State Board of Education, a move Republicans insist is not political even as every Democrat on the committee voted no. House Bill 1609, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, […]

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Lawmakers debate Pence plan to boost charter funding

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the wake of Gov. Mike Pence’s budget proposal for the next biennium, the debate about whether to boost funding for charter schools is heating up. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard almost two hours of testimony Thursday from representatives both for and against the governor’s suggested $1,500 per-student grant […]

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DOE wants lawmakers to spend school money differently than Pence

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Department of Education officials presented their two-year budget proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, which included large increases to the Non-English Speakers Fund, textbook relief funding, and tuition support. Deputy State Superintendent Danielle Shockey, along with several high-ranking DOE staff members, called for an […]

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Bill would let State Board of Ed select its own chair; demote state superintendent

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The elected superintendent of public instruction would no longer be the automatic chair of the State Board of Education under legislation Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, filed Tuesday. It’s a proposal endorsed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who currently appoints the other board members, and essentially dismissed by Superintendent Glenda Ritz, […]

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Board member disses teacher evaluation system

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s teacher evaluation system came under fire Wednesday, just a couple days after the Department of Education released data that showed roughly 89 percent of educators had been rated in the top two categories. State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry said the ratings are based on a […]

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Revamped A-F system starts journey to become rule

By Erika Brock The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Before moving a revamped A-F grading system further into the rulemaking process, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz rocked the boat by proposing an amendment that would affect 9 percent of schools. Ritz proposed that the board approve an amendment that changed the way grades will be calculated […]

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Bill would make superintendent post appointed, not elected

INDIANAPOLIS –The position of state superintendent of public instruction – currently held by Democrat Glenda Ritz – could become an appointed position instead of an elected one if proposed legislation is made law. Senate Bill 24, authored by Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, would allow the governor to appoint the state superintendent beginning in 2021. “The […]

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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. You may also like Bill would strip state superintendent as chair of … Lawmakers […]

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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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