INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.
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.
Every other week or so there seems to be another story about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence flitting about New York City or Washington, D.C., in an effort to bolster his stock for a run for president in 2016. Politically, that isn’t far down the road.
Teachers in Indiana normally go through four years of instruction in how to teach, then begin work on a master's degree once they are placed in charge of a classroom.
Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss the changes in philosophy between Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana Glenda Ritz and her predecessor Tony Bennett.
Did Indiana Gov. Mike Pence change course on Common Core curriculum, with the emphatic support of his super majority Republicans in the General Assembly, to put education standards back in the hands of Hoosiers? Or did he make a political decision that will play well with some factions of Re…
Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?
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 | Members of the Republican-appointed State Board of Education got snippy Tuesday with Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, during an emergency meeting on the potential loss of a key waiver of some federal education requirements.
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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.
The Indiana Department of Education is stepping in at Gary Community School Corp., labeling it a high-risk district. That could allow the state to take control of the district's federal funds, including determining how they're spent.
Even at age 43, I've remained a fan of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter and the rest of the Muppets gang.
Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.
It could have been worse. Much worse.
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.
It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is close to terminating its use of Common Core educational standards, which 45 other states have adopted as the basis by which local schools set their curriculum.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than two dozen legislative proposals were separately approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, sending them across the Statehouse rotunda and into the opposite chamber.
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