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Two bills preventing damage from 2015 ISTEP signed into law

By Shayla Jones TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two bills signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence Thursday will prevent 2015 ISTEP performance scores from negatively impacting schools and educators. “We came together to put our kids, and our teachers and our schools first, just as Hoosiers would expect us to do,” Pence said. “Today demonstrates that leaders […]

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House bill to protect teacher pay from ISTEP advances to the Senate

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would prevent 2015 ISTEP scores from negatively impacting teacher evaluations and bonus pay passed the House Tuesday. House Bill 1003 would only use ISTEP scores when they benefit educators. “I’m pleased to see this legislation is moving quickly through the process. It is important that Hoosier […]

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Education issues fast tracked for 2016 session

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two bills, both addressing the drop in 2015 ISTEP scores, are moving forward in the legislature after being approved in committee. Senate Bill 200: Measuring School Performance Senate Bill 200 would prevent the 2015 scores from harming a district’s A-F accountability score. Education leaders say the 2015 results are not […]

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Former Sen. Beverly Gard appointed to redistricting committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Pro Tem David Long announced Tuesday his appointment of former Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, to serve on the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. “Beverly Gard is a seasoned veteran of the legislative process who has served our state in many capacities throughout her long and distinguished career. Her […]