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State plans for a new education center

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State plans for a new education center

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About a year from now, Hoosiers will have a brand new education center to take advantage of as they dig into the state’s history. Official plans for the 1,800 square-foot exhibition hall were announced Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Administration Commission Jessica Robertson and State Architect Jason Larrison. “The […]

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Indiana students score above average on national report card

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence expressed his pride in Indiana students and teachers for their academic success showcased on the national report card. “Every Hoosier should be proud that Indiana’s kids and teachers have once again outperformed their peers,” Pence said in a media release. “This success is a testament to our […]

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Eight schools awarded grant money to improve student performance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than $8 million is headed to eight Indiana schools to help them make improvements designed to raise achievement levels in low performing schools. Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction announced the recipients of the federal School Improvement Grants Wednesday. “I am happy to announce the recipients of the […]

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IPS changes reflect several Stand for Children recommendations but lacks focus on teacher retention

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Public School district is making several changes to their operation from how students are enrolled in school to how they attract school leaders. IPS used many of the recommendations from Stand for Children Indiana’s “Every Child, Every Neighborhood” vision. The vision was included in the IPS strategic plan […]

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High school diploma changes approved

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved proposed changes to Indiana’s high school diploma requirements on Thursday. “The new diploma requirements are more academically challenging and set clearer expectations for college and career readiness,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana commissioner for higher education. “Our goal is for all students to be […]

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Education study committee says $4 million is needed for special ed.

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— The Interim Study Committee on Education discussed expanding funding for special education in schools on Tuesday afternoon and the group said it would take about $4 million to do it right. “A handful of kids, which kind of fall through the cracks that are in preschool that are categorized as […]

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New law: Teachers to be trained on recognizing dyslexia

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Teachers across the state are going back to school this summer, but this time they’ll be the students as they receive specialized training to help them learn how to identify students who may be suffering from dyslexia. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, also establishes […]

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New education appointees hopeful ahead of first meeting

By Max Bomber & Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Five new members are gearing up for their first Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. It will be the first meeting since the new appointments were made. Five members remained on the board, while another five are newly appointed. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is also still on […]