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State School Board endorses easier route to classroom for new teachers

State School Board endorses easier route to classroom for new teachers

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education agreed Wednesday to create a “career specialist” teaching permit, enabling Hoosiers with three years full-time work experience, but no education training, to become high school teachers in the subject they worked in.

May 14, 2014 10:13 pm
State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Kelly Mitchell is making financial education the cornerstone of her campaign for Indiana state treasurer.

April 02, 2014 11:45 am Photos



Senate kills camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use cameras in enforcing school bus stop-arm violations will not get a final Senate vote and is dead for the year.

March 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Common Core standards nearly kaput in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is close to terminating its use of Common Core educational standards, which 45 other states have adopted as the basis by which local schools set their curriculum.

February 27, 2014 5:58 pm

Pence optimistic lawmakers on track toward great accomplishments

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence appears eager to claim victory for his 2014 legislative agenda, which emerged relatively unscathed on its first trip through the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

February 06, 2014 1:45 pm

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

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


Democratic auditor candidate doubts need for $1B Pence tax cut

Democratic auditor candidate doubts need for $1B Pence tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor is skeptical of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax without a clear plan to replace the $1 billion in annual revenue the tax cut would take from schools and local governments.

January 01, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

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 sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a second legal shot at halting a piece of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

October 08, 2013 2:00 pm Related

Senate Democrats seeking to expand early education options

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate Democrats will push next year to make kindergarten mandatory across Indiana while also having prekindergarten classes available in every school corporation.

September 12, 2013 3:15 pm

Plan for unlicensed school chiefs heads to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 55-40 Monday to allow school corporations to hire any person as superintendent so long as he or she has a master's degree in any subject.

April 22, 2013 4:06 pm Related

House panel OKs school, work zone speed cameras

INDIANAPOLIS | Automated enforcement cameras could be deployed in school and construction zones to snap photos of speeding vehicles and sock their owners with a $250 minimum fine under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee.

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm Related


House approves plan speeding sales of vacant school buildings

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations could dispose of their vacant buildings quicker under legislation approved 98-0 by the Indiana House on Monday.

January 28, 2013 4:44 pm Related

Attorney general supports defined role for school resource officers

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Thursday endorsed legislation that formalizes the role of school resource officer and provides school corporations matching funds of up to $50,000 a year to pay local police to do the job.

January 03, 2013 7:15 pm Related


Indiana senator's plan to teach creationism evolves

INDIANAPOLIS | The issue of teaching creationism in Indiana science classrooms will be on the legislative agenda when the General Assembly convenes in January — it just won't be called that.

December 04, 2012 11:15 am

Local governments may get to ask emergency manager for financial help

INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations in financial distress could ask a state board to appoint an emergency manager to fix their finances under legislation approved by the Indiana General Assembly Friday.

March 09, 2012 5:20 pm

Senate agrees to let broke local governments seek expert help

INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments in financial distress could request expert help to get their budgets balanced under legislation approved 49-1 Wednesday by the Indiana Senate.

February 29, 2012 6:00 pm
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