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The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence aren’t on the same page.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee gutted a top priority on Gov. Mike Pence's legislative agenda Wednesday, one week after the Republican governor personally asked the panel for their support.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | School boards are edging closer to being allowed to hire any person as superintendent, regardless of whether he or she holds a state superintendent's license.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that could end Indiana's A-F school grading system, permit some illegal immigrants to continue receiving in-state college tuition and give certain school corporations a say in whether new charter schools can open.
INDIANAPOLIS | Local schools would lose their freedom to decide whether to teach cursive writing under legislation heard Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee.
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.
According to legal papers filed with the Chicago Board of Elections, state Sen. James T. Meeks may be better qualified to run for mayor of South Holland than mayor of Chicago.
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