LOWELL | Pride filled the room May 5 as Lowell High School celebrated its top academic graduates of 2013 and the teachers that most influenced therm at the annual LHS PRIDE Banquet.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, who led budget negotiations for the Senate Democrats, is disappointed with the spending and tax cut plan approved last week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
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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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation requiring potential school employees undergo a national background check prior to hiring was approved 9-0 by an Indiana Senate committee Tuesday.
CHICAGO | Students soon will be able to get free help with their homework at any of Chicago's neighborhood libraries.
The guest commentary by Carol Ring hit the nail on the head. She stated that policymakers ignore these facts because they believe teachers, if pushed hard enough, can overcome the effects of poverty. How stupid are they?
I am empathetic to the situation teachers face as described in Carol Ring's recent commentary discussing the impact of poverty on teaching and learning. All jobs have factors outside our control, but teachers might have it the worst.
Your observations regarding teacher education are on target.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will convene Tuesday for its 118th session, a one-day mostly ceremonial meeting where lawmakers will swear their oaths of office and take their seats in the House and Senate chambers for the first time.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization on Monday added its voice to the chorus of legislative leaders skeptical that Indiana can afford the 10 percent income tax cut proposed by Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence.
Teachers today understand the value of assessments that show them what to teach next over assessment for the purpose of labeling children. They know the dangers of labeling children with letter grades and that negative self-fulfilling prophecies should be avoided.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Glenda Ritz confers with Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman on Friday before speaking to supporters at the Gary Teachers Union office in Gary.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Glenda Ritz speaks to supporters Friday at the Gary Teachers Union office in Gary.
Two issues emerge when considering merit pay for teachers: equality and partiality.
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CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board Tuesday approved a new contract providing teachers with 3 percent pay raises in each of the next three years.
INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations will pay higher employee pension contributions next year due to lackluster stock market earnings during the 2012 budget year that ended June 30.
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