The May 15 edition of the Roundtable discusses Gov. Pence's plan to expand Medicaid; the Indiana Board of Education changing licensing requirements for teachers; and the showdown between the Lake County Council and Sheriff John Buncich over additional correctional officers for the Lake County Jail.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education agreed Wednesday to create a “career specialist” teaching permit, enabling Hoosiers with three years full-time work experience, but no education training, to become high school teachers in the subject they worked in.
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 | 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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.
Honorees at this year's 24th annual Realizing the Dream Banquet, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Indianapolis, included Lyndsey A. DiGiacomo, of Gary, a student at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond..
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence focused on familiar themes Tuesday in his second State of the State address, asking the General Assembly to lower taxes on businesses and families, fund prekindergarten for low-income children and promote charter schools.
Thornton Fractional North High School teacher Mary Perrot was recently awarded the Nobel Educator of Distinction Award from the National Society of High School Scholars.
INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments for state and local government employees, including teachers.
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 | The newly appointed at-large member of the state's Board of Education plans to tour Indiana starting next month to better understand the needs and concerns of teachers and parents.
VALPARAISO | Each month Ken Allen & Associates publicly recognize outstanding teachers in both Lake and Porter counties in The Times and awards them with a gift card for classroom supplies.
INDIANAPOLIS | A former region schools leader delivered to state lawmakers Wednesday a blistering critique of recent changes to Indiana education policy and their negative impacts on economic development.
I see the teachers in the Crown Point School system finally woke up to what the administration is trying to do to them. It is now time for the community to wake up to what the administration is doing to the system.
MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the eighth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Educators from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Centier’s Corporate Centre, 600 E. 84th Ave. Space is limited to 50.
CROWN POINT | Sixteen nuns from the order of Sisters of St. Agnes received a warm welcome back home on a recent visit to St. Mary Church from their mother house in Fond du Lac, Wis.
I am writing to express my support for Crown Point's teachers. From my understanding, they are being given multiple unfair requests in their new contract.
It was brought to my attention yesterday that teachers employed by the Crown Point Community School Corp., the real "teachers of excellence," are in the process of contractual negotiation.
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