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Committee moves bill to strip state superintendent of responsibilities

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com      INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would shift significant education responsibilities from the elected state superintendent to the appointed State Board of Education passed 9-4 Thursday along party lines. House Bill 1486, authored by Rep. Jeffery Thompson, R-Lizton, would authorize the board to hire an executive director and staff, approve […]

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Video & story: Committee considers whether ‘Merry Christmas bill’ is necessary

Smith says protection is needed for holiday symbols on Vimeo. By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate Education Committee will vote on a bill next week that is meant to protect Christmas and other holiday celebrations that take place in Indiana schools, cities and towns. Senate Bill 233, authored by Sen. Jim Smith, R- […]

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Bill would create bilingual certification for high school students

By Levi Lotz TheStatethouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students could soon be rewarded based on their ability to speak multiple languages. The Senate Education and Career Development Committee heard discussion Wednesday concerning Senate Bill 267, which would allow high school students to be recognized by the state for a proficiency in two or more languages. The […]

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Truant students would be treated differently if bill becomes law

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A proposed bill would mean Indiana schools could have to change the way they deal with truancy. Senate Bill 443, authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, covers a number of different education issues but the focus Wednesday was on how schools should deal with student absences and tardiness. The […]

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Concussion protocol would be required for younger students under legislation

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some lawmakers are looking to expand the reach of concussion awareness, diagnosis, and treatment in student athletes with a bill that is still under discussion. Under current law, high school athletes who are suspected of suffering a concussion are required to sit out of practice or games until they […]

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Early results show scholarship changes are pushing students to graduate sooner

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new study of state scholarship recipients shows more are taking and completing 30 credit hours per year, putting them on a path to graduate on time. Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers announced Wednesday that changes the legislature made in the state’s 21st Century Scholars and Frank O’ Bannon […]

Analysis: Behning case has lessons for all

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Analysis: Behning case has lessons for all

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ethics questions involving House Education Chairman Bob Behning rose and fell last week in just a matter of days, but the underlying issues shouldn’t go away so quickly. Behning, R-Indianapolis, had proposed to begin lobbying in another state for an education testing company that does business in Indiana and […]

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Webcast: Energy conservation legislation, a civics test for students & more

Anchors Adam Lee and Adrianna Pitrelli catch us up on the week’s worth of Statehouse news. TheStatehouseFile TV – Episode 3: Teaching License Eligibilty, Spinal Cord Funding, and Civics Testing For High Schoolers from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Bill would strip state superintendent as chair of … Committee moves bill to strip state […]

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Bill seeks ‘better,’ cheaper testing program for K-12 schools

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A group of Republican state senators are pushing a legislative proposal they hope will work to reduce the number of standardized tests students are required to take. Senate Bill 566, authored by Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen, and Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, would require state education leaders to revise Indiana’s academic standards […]

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Bill aims to help teachers deal with dyslexic students

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One in five individuals have dyslexia and Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, has authored a bill to address the issue inside Indiana classrooms. House Bill 1108, which defines dyslexia and trains teachers to recognize it, would put students on the right reading and learning track early. “My bill is designed […]

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