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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
Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Rogers ensures public records remain accessible

INDIANAPOLIS | Led by state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, the Indiana Senate last week voted to maintain a requirement schools publish their annual financial reports in widely read newspapers instead of on poorly trafficked websites.

April 14, 2013 8:30 pm Related

Pence's state works councils plan receives Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate unanimously approved Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to establish regional Indiana Works Councils in which businesses and high schools would jointly develop a career curriculum program.

February 05, 2013 6:00 pm Related

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Legislature likely to wait for U.S. Supreme Court ruling before acting on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate have hinted they will delay voting on a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue in June.

February 01, 2013 5:00 pm

GOP senators seek constitutional amendment on union elections

INDIANAPOLIS | Having prevailed last year in putting right-to-work into state law, some Republican senators now want to amend the Indiana Constitution to make it even more difficult for labor unions to organize.

January 23, 2013 5:30 pm Related
PHIL WIELAND: Don't put Indiana education in Kruse control

PHIL WIELAND: Don't put Indiana education in Kruse control

It's a sad day for Indiana, one of a plethora, when the chairman of the state Senate's Education Committee thinks the top priority for improving our mediocre, at best, educational system is to require the reading of the Lord's Prayer in schools.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana senator's plan to teach creationism evolves

INDIANAPOLIS | The issue of teaching creationism in Indiana science classrooms will be on the legislative agenda when the General Assembly convenes in January — it just won't be called that.

December 04, 2012 11:15 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Cat and mouse with Pence on his moral agenda

BRIAN HOWEY: Cat and mouse with Pence on his moral agenda

The cat and mouse game of Mike Pence and the "moral" issues that have been a virtual trademark of his meteoric political career are now beginning to come forward in his gubernatorial campaign against Democrat John Gregg.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Creationism doesn't belong in a science textbook

YOUNG VOICES: Creationism doesn't belong in a science textbook

Indiana state Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, recently proposed Senate Bill 89, which aims to give Indiana schools the right to require that alternative theories of the origin of life -- and Kruse specifically adds "including creation science" [sic] in apposition -- be taught alongside evolutio…

January 23, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: House Democrats lost faith in process, debate

BRIAN HOWEY: House Democrats lost faith in process, debate

Well, my offer of free beer on St. Patrick's Day for House Democrats at the Rathskeller if they came back from Illinois didn't work.

March 20, 2011 12:00 am

Educators get sneak peek at evaluation model

Local educators have plenty to say about the rough draft evaluation forms the Indiana Department of Education released Thursday; some like it, some don't.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am
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