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Human sexuality bill would require parent permission for classroom instruction

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A House committee passed a bill requiring schools provide parents with details about any curriculum on human sexuality, but not before rejecting an amendment that would have made sure the content was evidence-based. Senate Bill 65, which passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by a 6-5 vote, would require schools to […]

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Charter school grant and loan details announced

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Board of Education released details of the Charter School Grant and Loan Program that will award an estimated $10.75 million to charter schools. “The best opportunity we can give Hoosiers is a strong education, which leads to a brighter future,” Pence said. “Public charter schools are critical to expanding […]

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Lawmakers debate Pence plan to boost charter funding

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the wake of Gov. Mike Pence’s budget proposal for the next biennium, the debate about whether to boost funding for charter schools is heating up. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard almost two hours of testimony Thursday from representatives both for and against the governor’s suggested $1,500 per-student grant […]

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More and more voucher students never tried public school

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com Voucher students who attended public school first | Infographics INDIANAPOLIS – Four in 10 students using vouchers never attended an Indiana public school, even though the original 2011 law that authorized the program required it. The first year, nearly every student in the program – which uses state funds to send […]