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PNC students assess proposed new standards

WESTVLLE | A group of Purdue University North Central students enrolled in the PNC Education program offered their thoughts on the new Indiana state standards after comparing them with the Common Core Standards.

April 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Final draft of new education standards released

INDIANAPOLIS | The final draft of Indiana's proposed education standards is available online for public viewing.

April 15, 2014 10:53 am

TONY LUX: Political goblins will get you if you don't watch out

Does anyone else think much of the verbiage and some legislation coming from some state officials involves the creation of goblins and bogeymen about which the public is supposed to be afraid?

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Out with the new, in with the old?

Out with the new, in with the old?

Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.

March 16, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Make Indiana's K-12 standards rigorous

The Indiana General Assembly took a stand this year against education standards that would allow Hoosier students to be compared favorably with their peers nationally.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Chamber urges tougher K-12 standards

Chamber urges tougher K-12 standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Chamber of Commerce would add three math courses for high school students under academic standards it is proposing for state schools.

March 09, 2014 8:29 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?

A comedian once observed the reasoning behind the term “horse sense” is that horses don’t bet on people.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Responsible public education policy ignored

Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
Local educators say dumping Common Core too costly

Local educators say dumping Common Core too costly

Local Indiana school districts have spent thousands of dollars to train teachers and buy material to implement Common Core Standards in grades K through 12, only to have the state now "take a pause" before total implementation.

January 31, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Money talks, same-sex marriage talks, GOP balks

A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Nov. 14 Political Roundtable discusses the messy rollout of Obamacare and the State Board of Education's recent meeting to rework the A-F grading system and Common Core Standards.

November 14, 2013 3:13 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must embrace Common Core for growth

The United States was originally not so united when 13 colonies defeated a powerful British army to secure our independence. As all states are responsible for educating their citizenry, we now have a 50-headed monster that has no chance against determined emerging superpowers like China and …

October 15, 2013 12:00 am

Lawmakers remain caught in Common Core conundrum

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.

October 01, 2013 2:52 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep moving on Common Core implementation

While people like U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and Indiana lawmakers push back against Common Core standards, schools are going forward with implementation. The schools are right to do so.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Educators move with Common Core, and state standards

Educators move with Common Core, and state standards

Even though the Indiana legislature has paused Common Core curriculum for more review, Indiana educators said they will implement it in the classroom, as they have been doing steadily for several years.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

In the next five years, nearly a quarter million U.S. jobs that require science, math, and engineering are likely to go unfilled because employers can't find candidates with the right skills. That's a huge opportunity for Hoosiers. Too bad Indiana legislators don't see any urgency about equi…

July 18, 2013 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Common Core debate far from over

ANDREA NEAL: Common Core debate far from over

The nation’s eyes are on Indiana as it reconsiders the Common Core academic standards that are supposed to raise student achievement and standardize what children learn across the country.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Common Core delayed, but don't kill it

It's not unusual to hear students griping about the ISTEP, but when educators are complaining as well, it's time to take notice.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo schools to explore Mastery Connect

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board gave verbal approval Monday to a tool said to help teachers better meet individual student learning needs.

May 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Legislature meets into the night to complete its work

Legislature meets into the night to complete its work

INDIANAPOLIS | Following four months of proposing, reviewing, bargaining, deal-making and voting, state lawmakers settled on final versions of legislation Friday for most of the remaining issues of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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