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Charter expansion faces absurd obstacles
3/6
Feb 7, 3:19 PM:

Many more applications than schools can currently handle. Data on waiting lists, but only anecdotes on claimed performance gaps between charters and trad, public schools.

Academy to provide options
5/6
Feb 7, 1:35 PM:

This straightforward look at a jobs-focused charter school delivers good info and even manages to include a little of its founder's personality, a guy who could have used exactly this kind of place when he was a struggling >

Bennett's education ties
1/6
Feb 7, 1:10 PM:

Ind. legislator chastised for supporting charter & voucher bills when wife consults for charter org.  Who cares.  No mention of why charters/vouchers needed to help schools that still struggle to teach students. >

Charter expansion faces absurd obstacles
3/6
Feb 7, 12:45 PM:

Hoosier charters frozen from expansion. Other states have lifted caps- could've discussed model laws.

Teachers balk at Daniels' bargaining proposal
2/6
Feb 7, 12:26 PM:

Indiana teachers rail against proposed changes to limit collective bargaining to wage disputes only. Raises concerns from teachers, legislators and parents but doesn't say anything about the impact on students.

Draft teacher evaluation models released
3/6
Feb 4, 4:46 PM:

Indiana Department of Ed. draft of a new rating system to hold school staff accountable for student achievement. Would be helpful to see more about teacher quality, and how evaluations were conducted previously.

Teachers hear criticism of pending state legislation
1/6
Feb 4, 4:28 PM:

Teachers unions bash pending bills on vouchers, charters, and teacher evaluations. Counter-argument nowhere to be found!

New evaluation system would raise bar for educators
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3/6
Feb 4, 3:05 PM:

Ind. about to pass a bill to standardize evaluation of educators and raise the bar for the "highly effective." Interesting talk about performance pay but unclear how far it will go. How do Ind. schools measure up at present?

Teachers fear taking marching orders from state of Ind. (2)
1/6
Feb 4, 11:44 AM:

Indiana teachers decry charters and vouchers, but where is the other side of the story?

New evaluation system would raise bar for educators
5/6
Feb 4, 10:35 AM:

Tinkering with teacher evaluations in Indiana gives teachers pause.  Test scores aren't the only measure of a top performing educator and school. 

Russ Pulliam: Voucher vision, then, now
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3/6
Feb 4, 10:00 AM:

Interesting article about Mahern's 20-yr-long push for ed reform in Ind. Reporter makes a big deal of how a liberal Democrat is pro-choice although by now the movement is bipartisan. Is there pub. support for reform in Ind.? >

Setting record straight on charter schools
3/6
Feb 3, 2:43 PM:

Charter school myths are uncovered. Although charters are staunchly defended this piece is biased in nature but cogent in content. 

State considers voucher program
2/6
Feb 3, 11:45 AM:

Gov. Daniels is gunning for modest school-choice reforms, but he could afford to be bolder. Vouchers to parochial schools are controversial, but constitutionally sound. Why beat a dead horse with "church and state" alarmism? >

A rare moment for bold education reform in Indiana
3/6
Feb 3, 10:14 AM:

Article too briefly lays out Gov. Daniels plan to reform schools.  More  about the details of the plan wouldv'e been productive. It sounds like a pretty comprehensive overhaul too; is it too much all at once?  >

Setting record straight on charter schools
6/6
Feb 3, 10:08 AM:

What's right about charter schools? Here is a well-written Indiana primer that could help anyone understand. Clear, concise, and not filled with unnecessary information. A home run!

Teachers fear taking marching orders from state of Ind.
1/6
Feb 2, 10:00 AM:

This story of teachers lobbying against school choice legislation totally ignores the position of those on the other side. Reporter should also address the issue of money the teachers raise.
How much will be needed and where it >

Parents browse school options for kids
3/6
Jan 31, 10:15 AM:

 

Left unexamined is what really constitutes a school system offering real "choices" for parents. Were charters -- which are public schools -- participating? What charters and private schools serve the public in Fort Wayne?   >

Vote expected Monday on Ind. charter school bill
4/6
Jan 26, 12:08 PM:

Nice reporting on the elements of a new bill expanding Indiana's charter school law. Could have offered more detail on why Democrats are objecting to some of the changes. The same anti-charter diatribes or real concerns?

Daniels should go back to school for anti-bullying lesson
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2/6
Jan 26, 11:34 AM:

Comparing higher education to lower education is comparing apples and oranges. Shouldn't the views of employers be taken into account as to how well native Hoosiers are prepared for today's demanding jobs?

 

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Charter school bill OK'd
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3/6
Jan 25, 1:43 PM:

A good bill can be made better. Allowing multiple authorizers for charters is a very good reform. Hoosier writers should look at how well New York City charters operate in public schools. 

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