Parents who use school vouchers must do what's right for their children, but don't automatically assume a private school is better without doing your homework.
MICHIGAN CITY | To avoid the possibility of closing schools, property owners in the Michigan City Community Schools Corp. are being asked to increase their taxes.
GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education
As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.
In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.
This month, champions of the “limited” private school voucher system showed their true colors.
While we're glad the Indiana Supreme Court upheld Indiana's school voucher law, we're not in a rush to see that law expanded.
It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.
The outlook for K-12 education might be a bit murky as educators across the state wait for new state education leader Glenda Ritz to set her agenda.
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.
Here we go again, listening to ingratiating promises from state government about prioritizing education and promising a whopping 1 percent increase to public school funding. It sure looks like the little pea of additional school funding is there in plain sight under the shell of public schoo…
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.
Legislation to expand eligibility for school vouchers in Indiana needs to be scrapped, at least for now.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the Meredith v. Daniels lawsuit challenging Indiana's school vouchers law. The court should uphold the law.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this morning on whether the state's school voucher system is the turkey its detractors claim it is.
The Indiana Senate District 5 race is, in part, a referendum on the rapid pace of education reform in Indiana.
Gary Community School Corp.'s enrollment figures are evidence that Gary's parents want choices in the types of schools their children attend.
Indiana has moved quickly on a number of school reform issues. It's important to continue this change, with the principle of putting the parent in charge of a child's education being paramount.
School choice has Indiana brimming with opportunity and the benefits of change are being seen across the state. As the current school year starts drawing to a close, it is time to evaluate what has transpired, how well the voucher program is serving Hoosiers and what’s in store for the year ahead.
Last year was pivotal for K-12 education in Indiana with a number of hot button issues including collective bargaining, vouchers, teacher evaluation and merit pay.
The launch this year of Indiana's school voucher program — the biggest debut of any voucher program so far — has been a success. Nearly 4,000 students are in private schools as a result.
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