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Computer science bill passes Senate committee

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee unanimous approved legislation that would require that all school districts in Indiana add computer science to their curriculum. The 11-0 vote in the Education and Career Development committee came a week after the panel heard testimony from educators and policy leaders on the importance of requiring Hoosier […]

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What didn’t happen in the 2016 legislative session

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Not every bill can make it to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the bills that didn’t make it through the 2016 General Assembly. Hate Crime Senate Bill 220, authored by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, would have allowed a judge to increase the length of a […]

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Senator hopes to retain teachers with proposed salary changes

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new bill could change what determines increases in teacher salaries in hopes of retaining teachers. “A superintendent in my district came to me and said we’re losing teachers that are new to teaching after their first several years of teaching,” said the bill’s author, Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-Centerville. […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Jeff Raatz, focused on decreasing unemployment in Eastern Indiana

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Meet Sen. Jeff Raatz Age: 51 Hometown: Centerville Party: Republication Occupation: Owner of Raatz LLC, a business coaching organization INDIANAPOLIS — Newly-elected Republican Sen. Jeff Raatz of Centerville isn’t just a politician […]