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Stripped-down pre-K bill advances in Senate committee

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers stripped a pre-kindergarten bill of its original language Wednesday, removing a provision for school vouchers and providing fewer dollars to expand the state’s pre-K pilot program. In its previous form, House Bill 1004 would not only expand the state’s On My Way Pre-K pilot program, but also allow […]

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Pre-K debate continues in Senate committee

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K pilot program could soon be expanded to more counties, making early education opportunities available to more low-income students in the state. While lawmakers are still at odds over how much money the state’s pre-K program should receive over the next two years, Rep. Bob […]

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Parents can now apply for Indiana’s school voucher program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The window for families to apply for a voucher for the 2016-2017 school year is now open. “We expect thousands of Indiana families to continue proving that parents want choice when it comes to their child’s education,” said Erin Sweitzer, Institute for Quality Education spokeswoman in a statement. “Since the […]