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Commentary: The First Amendment is a great teacher

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Commentary: The First Amendment is a great teacher

By Diana Hadley TheStatehouseFile.com A New Voices bill that supports student journalists is back on the agenda for the 2018 Indiana General Assembly. People ask me why I’m still working on this bill after my recent retirement from the Indiana High School Press Association. Although this effort isn’t about me, my 46-year career as a […]

Commentary: Living the First Amendment is hard work

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Commentary: Living the First Amendment is hard work

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com The Bill of Rights surely ranks as one of the most difficult documents for us, as Americans, to contend with. There’s enough in that list of 10 rights to make each of us a little uncomfortable, depending on your political persuasion. Me? I get hung up on the Second Amendment. I […]

Commentary: A powerful lesson spoiled, maybe

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Commentary: A powerful lesson spoiled, maybe

By Diana Hadley Special to TheStatehouseFile.com This should be a success story about students who worked on legislation passed to protect student journalists. It should be, but right now it isn’t. Several of Indiana’s high school and college student journalists, publications advisers and directors of Indiana’s press associations have worked with Rep. Ed Clere, R-New […]

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Department of Education explains concerns about student journalists bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com   Editor’s note: TheStatehouseFile.com is a publication of the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College. The Indiana High School Press Association, which lobbied in support for House Bill 1130, is headquartered at Franklin College. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education is sharing its concerns about a failed House bill that […]

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Filmmaker criticizes direction of Indiana education policy

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state superintendent of the year told a group of journalism students Friday “there’s no evidence anywhere” that standardized tests, vouchers or charters lead to the best schools. Rocky Killion, who produced a documentary about school reform, said the world’s best school systems have instead “focused on the needs […]