INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.
The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day mostly ceremonial event ahead of the Jan. 7 start to daily meetings of the 2014 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | Six Republican state lawmakers were prepared to recommend Friday that Indiana permanently withdraw from Common Core educational standards, even though the legal deadline to make that recommendation was Nov. 1.
INDIANAPOLIS | After working together Wednesday to adopt a new framework for grading schools, the State Board of Education dissolved into chaos when its chairwoman, Glenda Ritz, abruptly adjourned the meeting and board members attempted to carry on without her.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.
INDIANAPOLIS | The personal and political hostility that has, at times, disrupted and distracted the State Board of Education over the past nine months could hit a new high next week.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools chief told state lawmakers Tuesday they should choose an adaptive testing model, where online questions increase or decrease in difficulty based on a student's prior answers, to replace the ISTEP+ standardized exam.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers spent nearly seven hours last week listening to expert and public testimony concerning Indiana's use of Common Core educational standards.
INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, tried bringing a swift end to the hullaballo over Indiana's use of Common Core educational standards Monday by pointing out the state controls its standards and they can always be changed.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana will continue designing and managing the standardized tests administered to Hoosier students after Republican Gov. Mike Pence filed notice Monday that the state intends to withdraw from a multi-state testing consortium.
Doug Ross's entire argument for keeping Common Core seems to be that adopting national standards will make Indiana more competitive in the global economy. Why, we don't know, because he never says. He just assumes. But here's why not.
It's not unusual to hear students griping about the ISTEP, but when educators are complaining as well, it's time to take notice.
INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.
HEBRON | Hebron school officials were still upset Wednesday about the snafus with the state's ISTEP test and the legislature's move that will doom schools to one or two more years of giving the test.
How disingenuous that the head of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce would write a letter (“Common Core debate poses a simple choice” April 24) extolling the virtues of the Common Core State Standards when he has no experience in the field of education and child development.
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