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Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Education groups oppose plan to license untrained teachers

Education groups oppose plan to license untrained teachers

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, joined a coalition of Hoosier education groups Thursday urging the State Board of Education to reconsider its plan to create a new teacher license that requires no teacher training prior to entering the classroom.

May 22, 2014 6:00 pm

M.C. schools look at privatizing services

MICHIGAN CITY | Food, custodial and maintenance services could be privatized in Michigan City area schools as they try to close a $3.4 million budget deficit.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Responsible public education policy ignored

Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Portage finds 150 reasons to switch insurance

Portage is moving city employees to a different insurance plan instead of the city's own plan. It's a smart move that will reduce premiums for employees and the city alike.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am

C.P. school district gets $3M from legal settlement

INDIANAPOLIS | Crown Point Community School Corp. will receive a payout topping $3 million later this month, its share of a securities fraud settlement between the Indiana secretary of state's office and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

December 03, 2013 2:00 pm
Indiana securities commissioner resigns

Indiana securities commissioner resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Chris Naylor, the state's top business and investment regulator, has resigned as Indiana securities commissioner, ending a six-year tenure that focused on protecting Hoosiers from economic fraudsters.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Bennett for state superintendent

EDITORIAL: We endorse Bennett for state superintendent

The battle lines are clearly drawn in the race for Indiana's superintendent of public instruction. It's not just Republican vs. Democrat, but also the status quo vs. rapid change. We support reforms.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am Related
ANDREA NEAL: ISTA is still crying wolf over education reforms

ANDREA NEAL: ISTA is still crying wolf over education reforms

In Chicago, teachers are poised to go on strike over a pay metric they think is unfair, longer school days they’d rather not work, and class sizes they consider unreasonable.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am

Skillman supports new cap on Statehouse entry

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman doubts a newly imposed cap on public entry to the Statehouse will have much impact during the legislative session that begins Wednesday.

January 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Marion County judge to rule on constitutionality of school vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge will decide in the next 30 days whether Indiana's school voucher program is constitutional.

December 19, 2011 5:30 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Right-to-work is more about politics than jobs

BRIAN HOWEY: Right-to-work is more about politics than jobs

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Republican legislative leaders say that with the unemployment rate continuing to hover at an unacceptably high 9 percent, we need "every tool available" to attract jobs. So, the right-to-work legislation has become the No. 1 issue heading into the 2012 General …

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Decades of Hoosier school choice threatened by unions

For decades, Indiana's school-choice programs have helped send Hoosier students to the colleges of their choice and provided school books and bus transportation for children in private schools. Never before have programs like these been challenged on constitutional grounds. Until now.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am

Teachers union seeks trial on vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's largest teachers union will not appeal a judge's denial of a temporary injunction it sought to halt Indiana's new school voucher program.

August 20, 2011 11:00 am

EDITORIAL: School vouchers survive first exam

Indiana's new school voucher program won its first test this week with a lower court ruling denying a preliminary injunction to halt the program. The final exam, however, will be the one that really matters.

August 19, 2011 12:00 am

Teachers union challenges Indiana school voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Teachers Association asked a Marion County court Friday to halt Indiana's new school voucher law because it is unconstitutional.

July 01, 2011 4:15 pm
Bell rings for top teachers

Bell rings for top teachers

SCHERERVILLE | Indiana State Teachers Association District 1-A had its annual Crystal Bell Awards program on National Teacher Appreciation Day at Andorra Banquets.

May 23, 2011 12:00 am

New law brings major changes for local teachers unions

While several local teachers unions have settled their contracts, many are learning they have only until June 30 to get a new agreement before Senate Bill 575 takes effect.

April 23, 2011 5:00 pm
Educator: Public education under attack

Educator: Public education under attack

EAST CHICAGO | With the noise of a freight train in the background and the blast of car horns along Indianapolis Boulevard, about 200 teachers from across Northwest Indiana gathered in frigid temperatures on the steps of East Chicago City Hall to rally against what they called the dismantlin…

February 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Teacher recognized for excellence in the classroom and advocacy

Teacher recognized for excellence in the classroom and advocacy

Bob Gustas, a teacher at Hal E. Clark Middle School in St. John, was named 2010 Hoosier Educator of the Year at the Indiana State Teachers Association's Representative Assembly earlier this year.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
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