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.
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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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INDIANAPOLIS | More than 600 school and community leaders shared strategies Wednesday to reduce Indiana's high school dropout rate, including a LaPorte County program that works with expelled students to keep them on track toward graduation.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett plans to focus on school quality and student achievement following legislative victories that saw enactment of nearly every education reform measure he's sought.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana will not be represented on a new state board with the power to establish charter schools.
This is the text, as prepared for delivery, of State Superintendent Tony Bennett's 2011 State of Education address presented Tuesday at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Department of Education is working feverishly to write the rules for how parents will apply for school vouchers. When that's done, I hope it will work on providing parents some guidance on school choice.
Thursday's vote to approve the controversial school voucher legislation, along with other education reforms and the decision to fully fund full-day kindergarten, means the Republican experiment officially has begun.
The Indiana General Assembly's goal, and the state's goal, must be to make sure each child receives a quality education. Few people will disagree. Where politics gets in the way is in how to distribute dollars to accomplish that goal.
A rule approved Tuesday adds another burden to overregulated public schools and an even greater burden on at-risk students. Effective next year, public schools will be required to hold back any third-grader who fails a new reading exam added to ISTEP-Plus.
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