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.
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…
The latest A-F school accountability grades in Indiana are finally out, accompanied by the customary grumbling or bragging.
Gov. Mike Pence’s assault on the state’s public school system apparently is headed for the fast track.
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."
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence seems to have thrown transparency and conservatism out the window just 10 months into office.
The Indiana State Board of Education voted to replace the 1-4 grade point average type of scale for calculating school performance, on the A-F system, with a more sensible 100-point measure.
Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.
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 | Gov. Mike Pence has turned to the National Association of State Boards of Education for guidance in resolving ongoing disputes between Indiana's State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.
Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Tony Bennett improperly used taxpayer-funded equipment to support his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign for state superintendent of public instruction, according to a complaint filed Thursday by Indiana's ethics watchdog.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.
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