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Reversing teacher shortage a priority for Indiana’s top educator

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana ranks among the lowest states for teacher recruitment and retention, a fact Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction knows well. “The teacher shortage is real,” said Jennifer McCormick, who was superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools before her election last year. “As a department we can only do so much. […]

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State partners with nonprofit to boost internet access in Indiana schools

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is partnering with EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization committed to removing roadblocks to internet access for schools, to give all Hoosier students high-speed internet in the classroom. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of public instruction, and Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, gathered at Blue and Gold Academy […]

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School accountability grades see a minor increase in As

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 school accountability grades show a subtle improvement from the previous year In the grades released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education, almost 25 percent of school improved one or more letter grades. Nearly 6 percent of schools improved their letter grades to an A. Overall, 62 percent […]

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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STEM students will compete for statewide honors

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new competition is seeking the top four high school students in science, technology, engineering and math in Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick announced the competition to recognize the top STEM students who go above and beyond in demonstrating innovation and entrepreneurship. […]

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Superintendent of public instruction may become appointed position

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The elected position of the Superintendent of Public Instruction could soon be off Indiana ballots. Senate Bill 179, authored by Sen. James Buck, R-Kokomo, looks to make the job a governor-appointed position. “Senate Bill 179 is not a new subject, it’s been around that I’m aware of for about […]

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Holcomb sworn in as Indiana’s new governor

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After being sworn in, the governor took time to reflect on Indiana’s past and the successes of its pioneers. On Monday, in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Gov. Eric Holcomb was inaugurated along with other statewide officeholders. “We are the pioneers who will take our […]

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Indiana GOP sweeps statewide offices

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Following a topsy turvy election cycle up and down the ballot, Indiana Republicans managed sweep victories in all statewide elected offices. Governor’s Race Republican Gov.-Elect, Eric Holcomb defeated Democrat John Gregg Tuesday evening carrying 51 percent of the vote with 96 percent of precincts reporting. Holcomb’s victory follows Gov. […]

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Ritz out and McCormick in as schools chief

By Sarah Ramon and Annie Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As part of the Republican party sweep of statewide offices in Indiana, Democrat Glenda Ritz lost her job as state superintendent of schools to newcomer Republican Jennifer McCormick. “From the very beginning I have made it clear we will always, always put students before politics,” said […]

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