As the 2014 legislative session comes to a close, legislative trends and efforts are clearly earmarked by examples of discrimination, favoritism for religious interests and increased profit making for businesses and investors at the expense of public education. Here are some questions about …
There have been two winds blowing at public education over the last several weeks. The first has been the very cold and snowy wind, which have caused many schools to delay or cancel schools. This decision, never an easy one, has been made by superintendents across Northwest Indiana to keep s…
Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.
Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary, which has 257 students using Choice Scholarship Program vouchers — the highest in the state — is an F school under Indiana's A-F grading system for school accountability.
Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, te…
Schools are some of the most complex organizations to lead and support. A multifaceted corps of individuals (administrators, teachers, nonteaching personnel, maintenance staff, others) organize around schools goals in order to support the needs of their students.
INDIANAPOLIS | The newly appointed at-large member of the state's Board of Education plans to tour Indiana starting next month to better understand the needs and concerns of teachers and parents.
INDIANAPOLIS | A former region schools leader delivered to state lawmakers Wednesday a blistering critique of recent changes to Indiana education policy and their negative impacts on economic development.
INDIANAPOLIS | The governor's office is standing by its claim a State Board of Education member with longstanding ties to the Republican Party is an independent, even though another member's recent resignation would permit him to serve openly as a Republican.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.
Recent revelations concerning former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett instructing his associates to raise the letter grade for Christel House Charter School (as well as several other charter schools) reveals a desperate act to prove success for an inherently flawed c…
Parents who use school vouchers must do what's right for their children, but don't automatically assume a private school is better without doing your homework.
While we're glad the Indiana Supreme Court upheld Indiana's school voucher law, we're not in a rush to see that law expanded.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary state lawmaker and education expert has been selected to help shape education policy throughout the Midwest.
There's more to educating students than reading, writing and arithmetic in Porter County.
One of the great Indiana success stories of the past decade is what we’ve accomplished in the area of education reform. I am always proud to tell the story of our state’s success in Washington, D.C., and now, as I begin my service as chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood…
As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
Legislation to expand eligibility for school vouchers in Indiana needs to be scrapped, at least for now.
Indiana has moved quickly on a number of school reform issues. It's important to continue this change, with the principle of putting the parent in charge of a child's education being paramount.
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