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Final draft of new education standards released

INDIANAPOLIS | The final draft of Indiana's proposed education standards is available online for public viewing.

April 15, 2014 10:53 am
Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

Joe Moore, right, and his mother, Donna, talk about the upcoming ACT Assessment test at their home in Springfield. Donna, a School Board member in Springfield’s high school district and a mother of seven children, ages 24 to 9, says her own children have largely viewed the state-paid ACT tes…

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?

A comedian once observed the reasoning behind the term “horse sense” is that horses don’t bet on people.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let state board decide Roosevelt's fate

Before additional failing schools are handed over to turnaround specialists, there needs to be an exit strategy for the end of the five-year contract to turn the schools around.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana doesn't need extra education agency

House Republicans stood up for costly duplication of services when they thwarted Democratic leader Scott Pelath's attempt to pull the financial plug on the Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

House Republicans kill attempt to defund new Pence agency

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 02, 2014 8:15 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the Indiana State Board of Education are still working out their issues.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: End petty bickering, focus on early learning

GUEST COMMENTARY: End petty bickering, focus on early learning

In the 38 years I spent at the front of a classroom, I’ve undoubtedly seen this type of behavior before. Not getting what they want, a student chooses to sulk and do everything in their power to disrupt what’s going on around them. It’s expected from grade-schoolers. It’s something else alto…

December 27, 2013 12:00 am

Schools to get 2012-13 grades Friday -- maybe

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is scheduled to issue grades to Indiana schools Friday reflecting student and teacher performance during the 2012-13 school year.

December 19, 2013 11:07 am
State Board of Education sued again

State Board of Education sued again

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge may yet decide if the Republican-appointed State Board of Education held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when members drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

December 06, 2013 1:57 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Board should admit error, vow to change

As the Indiana State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continue to battle, rather than settle their differences, one point about a previous board tactic must not escape notice.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Glenda Ritz and the Indiana State Board of Education met with a mediator Wednesday, but they might need some more sessions.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am

Pence disappointed mediator fails to end Ritz, school board fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is dispirited but not discouraged that a mediator made no progress Wednesday toward resolving ongoing conflicts between the Republican-appointed State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

December 05, 2013 5:45 pm
Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education and its chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, met Wednesday with a mediator trying to resolve the procedural, policy and personal conflicts that have turned recent board meet…

December 04, 2013 1:40 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reign of political error or political terror?

The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.

December 02, 2013 5:08 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Schools' A-F grading system must be fair

When the baby boomers were in school, the expectation at home was to do well in school. Doing well was defined as performing sufficiently academically and behaviorally. Failure would have significant consequences.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

GOP leaders preparing to ditch Common Core

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Follow money on Pence's education moves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Follow money on Pence's education moves

The executive order issued by the governor’s office creating the new Center for Education and Career Innovation signals a new paradigm in state government. This order states that because the Legislature gave the governor certain appointments on various board members (e.g., the State Board of…

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