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Candidates for school chief debate covers pre-K, testing and political divide

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Candidates for school chief debate covers pre-K, testing and political divide

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. — During Monday’s debate between state superintendent of public instruction candidates, Republican nominee Jennifer McCormick revealed new specifics for her pre-K program that echo the plan of her opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz. McCormick, the current superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, has regularly said she wants to begin by […]

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Lawmakers seek to move IREAD-3 testing to second grade

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana lawmaker is pushing a bill that would move the current Grade 3 reading assessment IREAD-3 to the second grade. Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, has gotten feedback from her constituents that inspired her to co-author Senate Bill 169 with Sen. Peter Miller, R-Avon, and Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen. […]