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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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