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Senate panel chops another Pence priority

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, has scaled back another of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's pricey plans, this time halving Pence's proposal to immediately spend $400 million set aside last year for long-term road construction projects.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Republican senators squash Pence plan for preschool vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee gutted a top priority on Gov. Mike Pence's legislative agenda Wednesday, one week after the Republican governor personally asked the panel for their support.

February 19, 2014 4:30 pm

Pence optimistic lawmakers on track toward great accomplishments

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence appears eager to claim victory for his 2014 legislative agenda, which emerged relatively unscathed on its first trip through the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

February 06, 2014 1:45 pm
Gary's Ambassador Christian Academy leads the state in vouchers

Gary's Ambassador Christian Academy leads the state in vouchers

Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary leads the state with the highest number of students using vouchers, at 257 vouchers, for the 2013-14 school year.

January 28, 2014 7:23 pm Related
St. Casimir leads NWI private schools with most vouchers

St. Casimir leads NWI private schools with most vouchers

HAMMOND | St. Casimir Catholic School may have surpassed every other region school with the most students on vouchers this school year.

January 26, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Indiana House again OKs preschool voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House responded Thursday to Republican Gov. Mike Pence's call for state-supported preschool, voting 87-9 for nearly the same pilot program it approved last year that was killed by the Senate.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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IDOE gives Ambassador Academy an F

GARY | Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary, which has some 370 students, many of whom are using state vouchers, earned an F as its grade for 2013.

December 20, 2013 2:05 pm

Senate Democrats seeking to expand early education options

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate Democrats will push next year to make kindergarten mandatory across Indiana while also having prekindergarten classes available in every school corporation.

September 12, 2013 3:15 pm

Some local parents prefer religious school

Some students are using state vouchers to attend private schools rated the same or worse than their public school counterparts.

August 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Some say vouchers push limits of the law

As the Indiana voucher program enters its third year, with more than 9,300 students enrolled in private schools this academic year, some still say the program pushes the limits of the state constitution's clause calling for separation of church and state.

August 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.

May 08, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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Tallian rips inadequate state spending, illusory tax cuts

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.

April 30, 2013 4:00 pm

Senate panel adjusts requirements to qualify for private school voucher

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation expanding access to Indiana's private school voucher program was tweaked by a Senate committee Tuesday.

April 02, 2013 9:44 am

Locals rally for public education

Several local educators and families will be part of a rally Tuesday in Indianapolis in support of public education.

March 18, 2013 5:45 pm

Pence cheers school vouchers, charter schools at rally

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wholeheartedly embraced charter schools and Indiana's private school voucher program during a Statehouse rally Monday where he declared "education reform rocks."

March 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Ambassador Christian Academy students to participate in statehouse rally

GARY | Nearly 200 students, teachers and parents from Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary will participate in a rally supporting school vouchers at the Indiana statehouse Monday sponsored by School Choice Indiana.

March 08, 2013 6:00 pm

More school choice options touted, extending vouchers to kindergarteners

As the nation celebrates National School Choice Week today through Friday local and state school choice supporters said they'd like to see changes in the law to give parents even more options.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence defended his proposed income tax cut during his first State of the State address Monday, and pledged to expand the availability of private school vouchers, promote vocational education and encourage strong families.

January 22, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Trouble ahead for plan giving school vouchers to siblings

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Senate Republican appeared ready Wednesday to kill legislation intended to increase the availability of private school vouchers.

January 09, 2013 7:00 pm
Latest state numbers show use of vouchers for private schools up

Latest state numbers show use of vouchers for private schools up

Enrollment in Indiana’s voucher program more than doubled in its second year, with 9,324 families signing up to participate in 2012-13.

November 20, 2012 7:00 pm Related
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