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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

IDOE assigns staff member to Gary schools

GARY |  As Gary schools prepare to welcome students Aug. 20, the Indiana Department of Education has assigned a staff member to help implement federal programs and serve as a state liaison with the district.

August 13, 2014 7:30 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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BOB HEISSE: We're featuring back-to-school, more features

BOB HEISSE: We're featuring back-to-school, more features

What has happened to the summer? You know it’s winding down when students are heading back to school.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Four-star school status is awarded to the top 25 percent of all schools in the State of Indiana based on test scores, and Northwest Indiana has more than three dozen schools who received the honor during the 2012-13 school year. 

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

In 2011,the Indiana State Board of Education directed then Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett to pursue a waiver on the state's behalf from the federal law known as No Child Left Behind (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). No Child Left Behind mandated that Indiana school…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.

July 10, 2014 12:18 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

There is enough confusion in education right now to make any teacher or student’s head spin. Under the leadership of Superintendent Glenda Ritz, the Indiana Department of Education has failed to properly manage our state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. This oversight, or lack thereof, could p…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly 66 percent of 2012 Indiana high school graduates went directly to college, up 2 percent from the Class of 2011. But 28 percent of them were not fully prepared and required remedial college coursework, according to a state study released Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 12:30 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation affects federal NCLB waiver

Last month, I vowed to preserve and extend Indiana’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver from certain aspects of No Child Left Behind. Because Indiana schools rely upon the flexibility of federal dollars afforded to them through the waiver, it is important that Indiana extend its waiver.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

Early childhood education is important to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He devoted five paragraphs on that subject in his State of the State speech Jan. 14. He even took the rare step of testifying at an Indiana Senate committee hearing on legislation that would implement his idea of a voucher-ba…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Video

Preschool pilot program won't be ready for fall

INDIANAPOLIS | The $10 million preschool pilot program that Gov. Mike Pence named a top accomplishment of the 2014 legislative session won't be paying for any Hoosier children to attend preschool until at least 2015.

June 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Waiver reopens rift between state education board, Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | Members of the Republican-appointed State Board of Education got snippy Tuesday with Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, during an emergency meeting on the potential loss of a key waiver of some federal education requirements.

May 13, 2014 7:51 pm

Indiana graduation rates unchanged from 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the year before.

April 16, 2014 10:55 am Related
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