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Where bills on COVID-19 liability, education funding and others stand
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Jan 19, 6:30 AM: Every year, the majority party in each chamber has a few priority bills — signature pieces of legislation that will receive more time and attention than others. And, since the GOP has a supermajority in each chamber, they're nearly >
Gary council supports Sen. Melton's charter school ban legislation
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Jan 13, 7:24 AM: The Gary Common Council voted unanimously at a recent special meeting to throw its support behind state legislation eyed at banning the creation of new charter schools citywide.
Left out of referendums, Indiana charter schools push for more funding
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Jan 12, 8:01 AM: Charter schools enroll about 44,000 Indiana children, including nearly 20% of Indianapolis public school students. But the schools miss out on about $3,300 per student in local funding because they don’t get the property tax money >
As Prince eyes school, Gary council supports charter ban
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Jan 11, 8:22 AM: The Gary City Council unanimously backed a resolution Thursday calling for a moratorium on new charter schools in support of state legislation being introduced by a Gary lawmaker.
Sen. Eddie Melton, Gary council pitches ban on charter schools
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Jan 7, 7:43 AM: Members of the city's Common Council have signaled they plan to formally support a ban on new charter schools citywide as the Gary Community School Corp. attempts to right its finances and boost enrollment.
Indianapolis Public Schools Swears In New Board Members, Strengthening Support For Charters, Reforms
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Jan 7, 6:42 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools swore in two new board members and two incumbents Monday night, strengthening support for the district’s controversial charter-friendly partnerships.
Bill to fix school funding in pandemic on the fast track in Indiana Statehouse
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Jan 6, 7:30 AM: State law says that schools should receive only 85% of base funding for students who receive more than half of their instruction virtually. The law, though, was written to address virtual charter schools that don’t have the same >
Jenner prepares to take office as Hoosier secretary of education
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Dec 30, 8:21 AM: When Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick’s term was up as the final elected official in that role, Gov. Eric Holcomb went with an obvious choice when making an appointment: his senior education advisor, >
Here's How Lawmakers Are Talking About Education Funding, Teacher Pay For 2021
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Dec 30, 7:45 AM: With the upcoming legislative session rapidly approaching, lawmakers are gearing up for a series of major decisions – including how much money to send to schools. But lawmakers also plan to look at the way money gets to schools, and >
How COVID-19 changed life for Indianapolis area teachers, students and parents
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Dec 28, 7:39 AM: It’s been an incredible challenge. Below are the stories of five people navigating the pandemic’s impact on schools – surviving, thriving and looking for the silver lining.
Ending Indiana school voucher program won’t help fix teacher pay, commission says
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Dec 28, 7:02 AM: Indiana’s school voucher program does not cost the state money and eliminating it will not help increase teacher pay, the governor’s commission on teacher pay said in a new report.
Indiana's teacher pay problem can be fixed — for $600 million, report says
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Dec 15, 7:06 AM: Teachers have been saying this for years, but a new report out Monday from Gov. Eric Holcomb's commission tasked with studying the issue confirms it. Indiana is one of the lowest paying state's in the region and is worst in the >
Here's What Indiana's Teachers Unions Say They Want From The 2021 Legislative Session
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Dec 14, 9:01 AM: Indiana's teachers unions are pressing lawmakers to take significant action on teacher compensation in 2021. The American Federation of Teachers Indiana and the Indiana State Teachers Association released their legislative >
Pandemic upending education
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Dec 11, 7:14 AM: The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the role of teachers, and Indiana educators identify ways that school, district and state leaders can improve their response to the crisis in a report released Thursday.
'Changed forever': Educators predict some coronavirus-driven shifts in instruction here to stay
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Dec 10, 6:31 AM: Will online learning continue to appeal to some parents and students in the future? I believe it will,” School City of Hobart Superintendent Peggy Buffington said. “I believe we’ve been changed forever in >
'Not even effective': Parents seeking injuction against closure of Marion County schools
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Nov 25, 8:43 AM: A group of Indianapolis parents say they plan to sue the city over its decision to close all schools for the next two months if officials don’t rescind part of a recent public health order – issued two weeks ago as COVID-19 cases >
Education task force wants civics lessons to take bigger priority in schools
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Nov 23, 9:18 AM: Civics would be a bigger part of your kids’ school day under recommendations from an Indiana task force.
Commentary: Indiana’s funding inequities to ensure students all students' success must be addressed
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Nov 23, 8:58 AM: To understand how school-funding changes over the last decade have made Indiana’s public education spending less equitable, let us introduce you to Adonnis. He attends a public charter school in Gary, where violence has taken a >
What you need to know about Katie Jenner, Indiana's first Secretary of Education
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Nov 23, 7:01 AM: Most education officials and organizations sent out notes of support for Jenner's appointment Thursday. Some teachers expressed hesitation on social media after seeing her relatively little experience in the classroom and support >
Indiana’s Red for Ed: A year later, COVID-19 has largely erased the sense of momentum
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Nov 19, 8:52 AM: The Indiana State Teachers Association put out a dire warning this week that the state’s existing teacher shortage could get much worse before it gets better if the state doesn’t do something to address teacher pay and the >

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