State Superintendent Of Public Instruction
INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, joined a coalition of Hoosier education groups Thursday urging the State Board of Education to reconsider its plan to create a new teacher license that requires no teacher training prior to entering the classroom.
INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has vowed the General Assembly will take steps to resolve what he describes as a "civil war" between the State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.
INDIANAPOLIS | The personal and political hostility that has, at times, disrupted and distracted the State Board of Education over the past nine months could hit a new high next week.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education plans to step up its outreach to school guidance counselors this fall to help better prepare Hoosier students for careers or college.
INDIANAPOLIS | A New Hampshire testing expert will determine the validity of results on Indiana's recent ISTEP+ standardized exam that saw nearly one in six student tests interrupted due to computer server problems at CTB-McGraw Hill, the test administrator.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's schools leader asked the Indiana Senate's budget writers Thursday to provide more money for remedial instruction and reduce their focus on student testing.
INDIANAPOLIS | Schools would be barred from automatically deducting from paychecks the portion of teacher union dues used for political purposes under legislation approved Monday by the Indiana House.
Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, won the Nov. 6 election for state superintendent of public instruction against current state school leader Tony Bennett, a Republican.
Glenda Ritz, Democratic candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, appears to have won her race against Tony Bennett.
GARY | With Roosevelt school standing as a backdrop, an Indianapolis-area teacher who wants to unseat state education leader Tony Bennett took center stage Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indianapolis teacher who says she's fed up with the top-down education reforms of state Superintendent Tony Bennett will challenge the Republican schools chief in the November general election.
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