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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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More than 1,000 School Safety Specialists graduate program

Staff Report TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1,000 additional Hoosiers are now certified to handle crisis and emergencies in state schools. The Indiana Department of Education graduated 1,200 people from the School Safety Academy Basic Training and Advanced Academy last week. The basic training course covers school safety laws, storm preparedness and response, emergency response, […]

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Pence signs ed board bill, other education legislation

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed several education bills Thursday that will revamp the State Board of Education, speed up state intervention into failing schools and give teachers more flexibility to experiment in the classroom. “The achievements of this legislative session highlight our commitment to high-quality education, and by passing bills that […]

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Dyslexia training bill headed to governor for approval

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –A bill to help teachers better understand dyslexia and notice signs of the disorder is now headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate passed House Bill 1108, which was authored by Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, on Monday. The bill provides a definition of dyslexia and requires teachers to be trained […]

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Bill would give teachers more free reign in classrooms, schools

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee on Wednesday debated freedom-to-teach legislation that is meant to give teachers more leadership opportunities while keeping them in the classroom. House Bill 1009, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, aims to put the best educators in front of more students by eliminating some rules for teachers […]

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Dyslexia training bill for teachers moves to full Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to help teachers better understand dyslexia and catch it early passed the Senate Education and Career Development unanimously. House Bill 1108, authored by Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, provides a definition of dyslexia and requires teachers to be trained to recognize it so students they can put students […]

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Teacher tax credit heads to Senate Tax Committee

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would gives teachers a $200 tax credit passed one committee on Wednesday but still needs approval from the powerful Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee before it can move to the full chamber. The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1005, which would reimburse teachers […]

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Senate committee postpones vote on teacher tax credit bill

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers would get a $200 tax credit to help pay for classroom supplies under legislation considered Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee. “Teachers spend much more than $200 a year on supplies in their classrooms and giving teachers this moderate tax break will help them tremendously,” said Caryl Auslander, […]

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Teacher tax credit bill passes Indiana House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers would receive a $200 tax credit toward the purchase of supplies for their classrooms under legislation the Indiana House approved Tuesday. House Bill 1005 now moves to the Senate for consideration. The bill’s author, Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, said teachers are in the classroom for the joy of […]

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Long, Bosma say they’ll do what’s needed to shorten ISTEP exam

By Alec Gray & Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders said Thursday they’re prepared to ram through legislation if needed to make the state’s ISTEP test shorter – but won’t consider Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s proposal to pause the school grading system for one year. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said lawmakers […]