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EDITORIAL: Make Indiana's K-12 standards rigorous

The Indiana General Assembly took a stand this year against education standards that would allow Hoosier students to be compared favorably with their peers nationally.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Legislature rejecting Pence's wish list

RICH JAMES: Legislature rejecting Pence's wish list

The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence aren’t on the same page.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Republican senators squash Pence plan for preschool vouchers

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.

February 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

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.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related
Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

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.

December 10, 2013 3:50 pm Photos



Senate panel backs plan for unlicensed school superintendents

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.

April 03, 2013 3:45 pm Related


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

Senate panel gives 'F' to school letter grades

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.

February 20, 2013 8:45 pm

Senate panel would mandate cursive writing instruction

INDIANAPOLIS | Local schools would lose their freedom to decide whether to teach cursive writing under legislation heard Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee.

January 09, 2013 7:05 pm

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
Meeks' residency questioned in Chicago race

Meeks' residency questioned in Chicago race

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.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am Photos


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