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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
Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

GOP lawmakers hostile to opponents of guns at schools proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican state lawmakers defending their plan to allow Hoosiers to carry guns in school parking lots were accused Monday of bullying conference committee witnesses who argued that guns at schools will make children less safe.

March 10, 2014 12:00 pm

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm
State accountability rules may force out principals

State accountability rules may force out principals

The Indiana Department of Education has hosted school accountability meetings across the state with leaders of schools that earned a D or an F, and how to meet state and federal guidelines.

February 11, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Transfer students may get to bring siblings along

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 97-0 Tuesday to allow public schools that no longer accept nonresident transfer students to admit siblings of transfer students previously enrolled in the school corporation.

January 21, 2014 3:40 pm Related

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Pence signs law expanding school voucher eligibility

Pence signs law expanding school voucher eligibility

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically approved legislation Thursday loosening a requirement that students attend public school for at least one year to qualify for a private school voucher.

May 09, 2013 6:00 pm Related
Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.

May 08, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

April 27, 2013 4:30 pm Related

Senate OKs plan making more students eligible for vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate approved a scaled-down expansion of Indiana's private school voucher program Wednesday that still will enable the number of voucher students to grow to an estimated 15,000 by 2015, from 9,000 this year.

April 10, 2013 12:30 pm Related

Senate panel adjusts requirements to qualify for private school voucher

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation expanding access to Indiana's private school voucher program was tweaked by a Senate committee Tuesday.

April 02, 2013 9:44 am

Senate committee shrinks voucher expansion plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate panel scaled back a House-approved expansion of Indiana's private school voucher program Thursday by keeping most current eligibility requirements and only slightly increasing the value of a voucher.

March 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Hoosiers cheer public schools at Statehouse rally

INDIANAPOLIS | Migdalia Romero and Emily Romero, the mother and aunt of students attending Lake Ridge Schools, joined nearly 300 parents, teachers and school leaders from across Indiana at the Statehouse Tuesday for a rally celebrating public education.

March 19, 2013 6:00 pm
House honors retiring M'ville schools superintendent

House honors retiring M'ville schools superintendent

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House honored retiring Superintendent Tony Lux of the Merrillville Community School Corp. Monday, unanimously adopting a resolution thanking Lux for his "years of dedicated service to the children of our state."

March 18, 2013 6:15 pm

More school choice options touted, extending vouchers to kindergarteners

As the nation celebrates National School Choice Week today through Friday local and state school choice supporters said they'd like to see changes in the law to give parents even more options.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Ind. Supreme Court set to review constitutionality of private school vouchers

Ind. Supreme Court set to review constitutionality of private school vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's school voucher program, which has used state tax dollars to pay private school tuition for more than 13,000 elementary and high school students over the past two years, will be scrutinized Wednesday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Public schools to get voucher-created savings

Public schools to get voucher-created savings

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana public schools will divvy up $4.2 million in May, thanks in part to the state's private school voucher program.

April 18, 2012 2:00 pm Related

Justices to hear school voucher appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear a direct appeal of a Marion County judge's ruling that Indiana's school voucher program is constitutional.

March 16, 2012 10:15 am

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
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