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Survey of educators shows support for cursive writing

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cursive writing may no longer be a skill of the past if state Sen. Jean Leising’s bill to mandate that dying art in Indiana schools gets a hearing in the House of Representatives. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Ethnic course could be the start of a brighter future

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — This fall students at Indiana high schools will have the opportunity to take a class about ethnic and racial studies with the goal of educating youth […]

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Bill prevents 2015 ISTEP from damaging school accountability grades

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A proposed bill could ensure that schools will not be held liable for their A-F accountability grade during the 2014-2015 year. Author Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, believes the change would aid the transition to more challenging academic standards in the future. “The legislature was sensitive and aware that these […]

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New law: $100 tax credit for teachers

By Max Bomber TheStatehousFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The two-year budget crafted by the General Assembly earlier this year makes room for a $100 tax credit for Hoosier teachers. The tax credit is way to give a little back to teachers for the classroom supplies they often provide using their own money. President of the Indiana State Teacher’s […]