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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

Key state agency leader resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and preschool education program face uncertain futures after the head of the state agency responsible for implementing them announced Monday she's quitting.

June 16, 2014 5:45 pm
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

GUEST COMMENTARY: House Republicans achieve legislative priorities

When the General Assembly began its work last November, as speaker I pledged a session driven by five main issues: increased road funding, enhanced job training, early childhood education, fair business taxation and cutting government red tape. With the 118th General Assembly behind us, it i…

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Our views on some legislative actions

The Indiana General Assembly processed many bits of legislation — some good, some bad, most in between. We'll deal with some of it in length, but here are short reactions to a few of those bills:

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Educators, politicians support early childhood education

Educators, politicians support early childhood education

Democrats and Republicans may differ on many issues, but all recognize that early childhood education is key to a successful student and productive citizen.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Make pre-K affordable, make K mandatory

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the unusual step of testifying before a Senate committee last week in support of a proposal to offer up to 1,000 vouchers for low-income prekindergarten students. It's a worthy cause.

February 18, 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

TONY LUX: Teachers aren't only factor in learning

The most recent release of school grades continues to reveal poor grades for schools in high poverty areas (traditional public and charter). It should not be a surprise.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Require kindergarten, test pre-K programs

Democrats in the Indiana Senate are making a big push for state funding for early childhood education. They're headed in the right direction.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Pre-K builds bridge between Obama, Pence

DOUG ROSS: Pre-K builds bridge between Obama, Pence

President Barack Obama spoke of building bridges during his State of the Union address Tuesday, which ought to be popular in Northwest Indiana.

February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart Parents as Teachers showcases preschools Feb. 7

HOBART | Parents as Teachers will present the Showcase of Preschools from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at George Earle School, 400 N. Wilson St.

January 28, 2013 12:05 am
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January 28, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems' views on education merit consideration

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.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart Family YMCA helps promote healthier lifestyles for kids

HOBART |  Sandy Chandler and her daughter, Madison Svitek, 9, are both sold on the Hobart Family YMCA after-school program.

January 10, 2013 8:55 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

Before lawmakers throw money at the thorny issue of early-childhood education they should consider an experiment in Richmond aimed at getting parents to read to their children daily.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

Screening at Family Development Center in June

UNIVERSITY PARK | The Family Development Center at Governors State University is opening its doors for tours, information, and pre-enrollment screening for pre-kindergartners.

May 23, 2012 12:00 am
Center for Possibilities inclusion camp blends youngsters with, without disabilities

Center for Possibilities inclusion camp blends youngsters with, without disabilities

HOBART | Michelle Higel's daughter was born at 25 weeks and weighed less than 2 pounds when doctors told the family a brain hemorrhage may have left her with severe disabilities.

May 13, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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