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GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

It’s hard to understand the positions Tony Walker has taken in his role as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

Indiana is one of just nine states that allow school districts to charge textbook fees to students. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz would like to change that.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | As she walked around and listened to teachers and students interact in Merrillville Community Schools, Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz told educators they are doing the kind of teaching that needs to happen all over the state.

September 10, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz speaks at East Chicago Central High School last May.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Ritz requests more money for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is seeking a 3 percent bump in public school funding and the elimination of textbook rental fees in the state's 2016-17 budget that takes effect in July.

September 04, 2014 5:45 pm

Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the State Board of Education have continued to make great strides on improving schools and overall education in Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana has some very, very deep dysfunction right now, some fundamental challenges that I hope for the sake of kids that they can work through."

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

Gary Community School Corp. doesn't have a state-appointed babysitter, exactly, but it does have an Indiana Department of Education staffer, Daniel Bunderidge, on hand to offer more than a mere pat on the back. This arrangement will be worth watching.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
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

TONY LUX: Misleading info from governor's appointees

July was a blitz of guest commentaries from the governor’s State Board of Education and his “shadow department of education” (known as the Center for Education and Career Innovation) appointees to influence the public that Glenda Ritz is the problem and not them.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

This week's Roundtable discusses the outrage over the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's finances, two lawsuits by Indiana that could would affect Hoosiers and the battle between Glenda Ritz and Mike Pence

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's CECI is out to minimize me, my agency

As superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
Communty supports revising school plan

Communty supports revising school plan

GARY | Dunbar-Pulaski eighth-grader Jazmyn Riggs urged members of the Indiana Department of Education to revise the school's improvement plan rather than closing the school or merging it with a higher performing middle school.

August 11, 2014 9:12 pm Photos

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Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community School Corp.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

As state officials continue to squabble over policy and procedure, local educators are getting ready for a school year with new state standards, a new state-mandated test and a budget where they may see only 1 percent in new money.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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