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Robert Behning

Lawmakers remain caught in Common Core conundrum

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.

October 01, 2013 2:52 pm

House OKs preschool voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 92-6 Monday to establish a preschool pilot program providing tuition support for up to 1,000 4-year-olds to attend preschool in five to-be-determined counties.

February 18, 2013 4:34 pm Related


3-year-olds dropped from state preschool proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House agreed Thursday to limit participation in a preschool voucher pilot program to 4-year-olds only.

February 14, 2013 1:07 pm Related


House education panel OKs voucher expansion, preschool funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Two education proposals backed by Gov. Mike Pence that would expand eligibility for Indiana's private school voucher program and extend state voucher funding to pre-kindergarten students were approved Thursday by a House committee.

February 07, 2013 6:00 pm Related

High schools may have to remediate more students

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation intended to ensure high school students are ready for college classes, but a region lawmaker accused representatives of trying to do remediation "on the cheap."

February 07, 2013 5:45 pm Related


Divide forming over how public to make superintendent contracts

When the former superintendent of Wayne Township Schools in the Indianapolis area retired in December, he reportedly left with a package worth more than $1 million, drawing the attention of the public and legislators.

October 24, 2011 1:30 pm

Indiana education leaders discuss dropout prevention tools, including LaPorte County program

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 600 school and community leaders shared strategies Wednesday to reduce Indiana's high school dropout rate, including a LaPorte County program that works with expelled students to keep them on track toward graduation.

September 28, 2011 4:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Vote for an elected school board

One of the local government reforms East Chicago needs is an elected school board. It's time for the Indiana General Assembly to make this happen.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
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