In 2011,the Indiana State Board of Education directed then Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett to pursue a waiver on the state's behalf from the federal law known as No Child Left Behind (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). No Child Left Behind mandated that Indiana school…
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.
How many parents would be comfortable having a relatively unknown, untrained and untested adult, with no previous teaching experience of any kind, take over their child’s classroom and even run their school and school system? I’m guessing not many. But this is exactly what Indiana is prepari…
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.
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.
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 | 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.
Ed Martin, of Portage, remembers when his son was diagnosed with autism at a year and a half. He said there were no programs for his son, who is now almost 50.
The latest A-F school accountability grades in Indiana are finally out, accompanied by the customary grumbling or bragging.
As the Indiana State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continue to battle, rather than settle their differences, one point about a previous board tactic must not escape notice.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education and its chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, met Wednesday with a mediator trying to resolve the procedural, policy and personal conflicts that have turned recent board meet…
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.
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 | 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.
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.
So Tony Walker wants to know, "How can you work with 10 people that you are suing?"
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.
INDIANAPOLIS | A judge is likely to rule Friday on Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request to throw out the lawsuit state schools chief Glenda Ritz filed last month against the State Board of Education.
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 lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the members of the State Board of Education appears headed for a quick dismissal.
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