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Opinion: I Respect Teachers Unions and Their Right to Rally for Better Working Conditions
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Feb 19, 8:40 AM: Families who are leaving their neighborhood districts are not doing so because they are being stolen, as they are not property. They have not been bamboozled or duped into moving their children to a new school, and to insinuate such >
3 months after Red For Ed, Indiana teachers hold rally on progress
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Feb 18, 6:50 AM: Those pushing for public education reform were back at the statehouse Monday. It’s been about three months since a sea of red took over the capitol to rally for teachers.
Governor approves student testing 'hold harmless' for Indiana schools, teachers
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Feb 13, 9:01 AM: Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a new state law that retroactively absolves Indiana schools and teachers from accountability consequences tied to last year's poor student performance on the new ILEARN standardized exam.
Two virtual schools defrauded Indiana of $68 million and funneled more to execs
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Feb 13, 8:24 AM: Early estimates of just how much money two online schools stole from the state of Indiana were wrong, according to a report filed Wednesday by the Indiana State Board of Accounts.
Op-ed: Include virtual education in teacher certification requirements
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Feb 10, 8:11 AM: Many teacher education programs still have not embraced online learning, to the detriment of all educators.
Lawmakers pass bill to wait on teacher evaluations based on ILEARN results
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Feb 4, 7:56 AM: The Indiana General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 2, which means schools will not be held accountable for poor performance on ILEARN scores from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
Column: Vouchers let parents choose best option for kids
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Feb 3, 6:32 AM: As parents of three children with some struggles in school, we know that not all children learn the same way and one type of schooling cannot meet every child's needs. Many education options are available, and we are fortunate to >
Johnson County students flock to Connections Academy
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Jan 31, 8:07 AM: Indiana Connections Academy has a prom, field trips and classes, but there’s one piece of the high school puzzle that’s missing: sitting in a classroom.
Indiana sees a 50 percent decrease in future teachers
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Jan 30, 6:54 AM: The number of Indiana students who want to become teachers is half of what it was 10 years ago. That's according to the Center for American Progress. It found students entering teacher preparation programs dropped by a third >
Review & Outlook: Mayor Pete and the Purdue Charter
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Jan 27, 10:09 AM: The exciting news in South Bend, Indiana, these days is that Purdue University is working to open an innovative charter school in the city.
Potential South Bend schools, Purdue charter partnership sparks heated debate
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Jan 23, 7:26 AM: Wolfson said she believes South Bend schools need to strengthen the programs it has and prepare for competition with Purdue Polytechnic rather than join forces with it.
Our Opinion: South Bend's decision to partner with a charter school shouldn't be rushed
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Jan 21, 8:08 AM: When South Bend school officials first announced they were considering partnering with a charter school network, some saw it as a way to improve educational options for students while trying to boost enrollment in a struggling, >
Operation Education: Examining local charter schools as a new one arrives
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Jan 21, 7:26 AM: Purdue Polytechnic High School has plans to partner with South Bend Schools inside Washington High School or operate on its own. It has two campuses in Indianapolis right now. We’ve been digging into how the charter schools already >
In dramatic move, IPS will regain control of 3 schools. Here's what that means.
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Jan 16, 7:25 AM: It was a dramatic turn for the schools, whose futures had been in question for more than a year. All three had been taken over by the state nearly eight years ago for poor academic performance and had struggled to make the kind of >
Operation Education: How Indiana's charter schools are doing compared to public schools
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Jan 16, 6:53 AM: How are Indiana's charter school students doing compared to traditional public schools?We've told you about 44 Indiana charter schools receiving $18 million in federal dollars and then closing or never opening. But the National >
Gov. Holcomb discusses education funding during State of the State
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Jan 15, 7:07 AM: The Governor spoke before a joint session of the Indiana House and Senate nearly two months after several thousand teachers attended a statehouse rally calling for better pay.
Opponents of charter school within South Bend Washington High speak out
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Jan 13, 8:01 AM: Many in the crowd of about 60, packed tightly into the small room, applauded. They had just listened to a panel of educators and activists, from South Bend and Indianapolis, argue why South Bend Community School Corp. should decide >
West Lafayette withdraws $1 charter school law challenge, joins 'better' case in Hammond
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Jan 10, 7:25 AM: If a constitutional challenge of an Indiana law that gives charter schools access to vacant public school buildings for $1 makes it to the Indiana Supreme Court, it won’t come directly from the West Lafayette Community School >
Indiana's high school graduation rate slips, stagnates for fifth straight year
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Jan 9, 8:04 AM: As the first class of students who will graduate under Indiana’s new graduation pathways were poised to enter high school, the rate of students earning a diploma under the old standards slipped, ever-so-slightly.
IPS Would Close TC Howe If State Returns High School To District
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Jan 9, 7:03 AM: Thomas Carr Howe Community High School will close this summer if state officials approve a proposal from Indianapolis Public Schools to return the Eastside 7-12 grade school to its former district. IPS leaders say they would then >

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