Education reform

Daniels shifts aim to education reform

January 8, 2011
J.K. Wall
Education reform is taking on greater priority after governor incomes misses an ambitious goal of raising Hoosier incomes.
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Schools chief, union head recruit mentors for children

January 4, 2011
Associated Press
State school superintendent Tony Bennett, a Republican, and the leader of Indiana's largest teachers union made a rare joint appearance Tuesday to promote a mentoring program.
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Group plans ad campaign to back school choice

January 2, 2011
Associated Press
The Foundation for Educational Choice, an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit, expects to spend $400,000 to $500,000 on the advertising campaign in Indiana
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RIVERA: Lackluster schools rob kids of futureRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Angel Rivera
I applaud the signs of progress that have been reported recently, but we are a long way from success.
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Redistricting, education issues also on docket for General AssemblyRestricted Content

December 18, 2010
Mary Dieter
Legislature will consider redistricting along with controversial education issues.
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HARRIS: Improved charter laws would lure top operatorsRestricted Content

December 11, 2010
David Harris / Special to IBJ
Education reform promises to be central in the upcoming legislative session and many important reforms are on the agenda.
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MEREDITH: Legislators must ask right questions about educationRestricted Content

December 11, 2010
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
Indiana politicians clearly are divided on the “silver bullet” that will reform schools, but in reality, there is no simple solution to such a complicated issue.
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SULLIVAN: Odds for education reform are betterRestricted Content

December 11, 2010
Mary Ann Sullivan / Special to IBJ
If there were a full public accounting of our education system’s failure, inadequacy and resulting costs, there would be widespread outrage.
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Governor's education agenda includes vouchers

December 8, 2010
Associated Press
Gov. Mitch Daniels and State Superintendent Tony Bennett pitched their ideas Wednesday to Indiana's Education Roundtable, a group of education and business leaders.
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WRIGHT: Schoolchildren need better advocates

November 27, 2010
Greg Wright
The Legislature needs to fix two systemic problems causing Indiana’s public schools to fall behind and cost too much.
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Three-quarters of state high schools miss standards

November 23, 2010
Associated Press
Indiana's top education official says the latest performance statistics show schools are failing students once they reach high school.
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It may be do or die for Indianapolis charter school

November 6, 2010
Joe Jasinski
Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) College Preparatory School faces its seventh—and final—review this year, one that could determine its survival.
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How hard is it to fire a teacher, really?

November 6, 2010
J.K. Wall
Red tape involved in firing teachers is thick. But risk-averse administrators may be the bigger problem.
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United Way hires public policy chief to focus on education issues

October 30, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The position at United Way of Central Indiana had been vacant because of budget issues.
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Daniels hoping GOP victory will pave way for education reformRestricted Content

October 16, 2010
J.K. Wall
Gov. Mitch Daniels and public schools chief Tony Bennett have major legislative changes they want to make to implement their education reform ideas—but to do it they need their Republican Party to regain control of the Indiana House of Representatives.
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UIndy to manage teacher bonus pay program at 44 schools

October 5, 2010
J.K. Wall
The University of Indianapolis has been selected to manage a $32.7 million effort to improve schools through teacher-improvement programs and performance-based bonuses.
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Local school district gets $12M magnet school grant

October 5, 2010
Associated Press
The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Schools is the only school system in Indiana and one of just 36 nationwide receiving the grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
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EDITORIAL: State education chief's agenda gets good grades

August 28, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Tony Bennett, the state’s superintendent of public instruction for nearly two years, deserves accolades for shoving education reform toward the top of Indiana’s agenda.
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