INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.
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 | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.
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.
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