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GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana has some very, very deep dysfunction right now, some fundamental challenges that I hope for the sake of kids that they can work through."

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

Gary Community School Corp. doesn't have a state-appointed babysitter, exactly, but it does have an Indiana Department of Education staffer, Daniel Bunderidge, on hand to offer more than a mere pat on the back. This arrangement will be worth watching.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

In a recent op-ed, State Board of Education member Tony Walker stated, “Indiana is in jeopardy of losing its exemption from No Child Left Behind” because of the change in the superintendent of public instruction in 2013. He further encourages us to believe “the U.S. Department of Education h…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Misleading info from governor's appointees

July was a blitz of guest commentaries from the governor’s State Board of Education and his “shadow department of education” (known as the Center for Education and Career Innovation) appointees to influence the public that Glenda Ritz is the problem and not them.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

This week's Roundtable discusses the outrage over the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's finances, two lawsuits by Indiana that could would affect Hoosiers and the battle between Glenda Ritz and Mike Pence

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's CECI is out to minimize me, my agency

As superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

State school board sidelines Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

It has been three weeks since the story that Gov. Mike Pence was aligning agencies in a way that could lead to requiring out-of-work Hoosiers volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana doesn't need extra education agency

House Republicans stood up for costly duplication of services when they thwarted Democratic leader Scott Pelath's attempt to pull the financial plug on the Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Pence optimistic lawmakers on track toward great accomplishments

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence appears eager to claim victory for his 2014 legislative agenda, which emerged relatively unscathed on its first trip through the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

February 06, 2014 1:45 pm

House Republicans kill attempt to defund new Pence agency

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 02, 2014 8:15 pm
State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: End petty bickering, focus on early learning

GUEST COMMENTARY: End petty bickering, focus on early learning

In the 38 years I spent at the front of a classroom, I’ve undoubtedly seen this type of behavior before. Not getting what they want, a student chooses to sulk and do everything in their power to disrupt what’s going on around them. It’s expected from grade-schoolers. It’s something else alto…

December 27, 2013 12:00 am

Schools to get 2012-13 grades Friday -- maybe

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is scheduled to issue grades to Indiana schools Friday reflecting student and teacher performance during the 2012-13 school year.

December 19, 2013 11:07 am

EDITORIAL: Board should admit error, vow to change

As the Indiana State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continue to battle, rather than settle their differences, one point about a previous board tactic must not escape notice.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education and its chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, met Wednesday with a mediator trying to resolve the procedural, policy and personal conflicts that have turned recent board meet…

December 04, 2013 1:40 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reign of political error or political terror?

The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
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