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Attorney general shows support for school resource officers

March 7, 2013
Associated Press
Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Thursday he supports a bill in the General Assembly that would provide matching state grants to help schools create or expand school resource officer programs.
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Group eyes vacant Illinois Street building for charter school

March 6, 2013
Dan Human, J.K. Wall
An educational group is planning to spend about $4 million to renovate an Indianapolis warehouse to open its first charter school in what it hopes will become a statewide network.
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TV ads oppose review of Indiana school standards

March 5, 2013
Associated Press
An advocacy group that supports Indiana's charter schools program said Tuesday that it's starting an advertising campaign to fight efforts to end the state's use of national reading and math standards.
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Charter schools bill would strip Indy council's authorityRestricted Content

March 2, 2013
A bill moving through the state legislature would remove the City-County Council's ability to veto mayor-sponsored charter schools.
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Senator pulls bills scrapping Indiana school grades

February 25, 2013
Associated Press
A bill that would have eliminated Indiana's A-F grading scale for individual schools has been withdrawn by its sponsor in the Indiana Senate.
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Bank foreclosing on former charter school property

February 25, 2013
Old National Bank is suing the operator of charter school that closed last summer in Indianapolis, claiming it failed to pay off the $1.8 million balance on its mortgage.
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Federal budget cuts would hit military, education in Indiana

February 24, 2013
Associated Press
The White House has tallied the impact of automatic cuts to the federal budget set to take effect this week. Indiana will lose at least $100 million in support for the military, education, child care, seniors and services for other populations.
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HEMPSTEAD: Indianapolis approaching important tipping pointRestricted Content

February 23, 2013
Sarah Hempstead
Confluence of trends, developments offer special opportunity.
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Mayor ups push to reform schools, hopes to halt family flightRestricted Content

February 23, 2013
J.K. Wall
Concerned that a shortage of high-quality schools is fueling a loss of population in Marion County, Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration and a series of community groups have drawn up a preliminary plan to help replicate the city’s most successful schools.
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IPS board taps Hinckley to fill in during superintendent search

February 22, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis Public Schools board will vote Tuesday night to hire Peggy Hinckley, former superintendent of Warren Township schools, as interim superintendent to replace Eugene White.
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Indiana House backs school voucher expansion

February 21, 2013
Associated Press
Kindergartners and some other students in Indiana would be immediately eligible for the state's private school voucher program under an expansion plan the House approved Thursday.
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Panel supports scrapping Indiana school grades

February 20, 2013
Associated Press
A Republican-controlled state Senate committee agreed Wednesday with the new Democratic state schools superintendent that Indiana's A-F grading scale for individual schools should be scrapped.
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Bill that would shift Indiana voucher oversight advances

February 19, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana's new Democratic state schools superintendent would no longer oversee the private school voucher program that she has opposed under a proposal approved Tuesday by a Republican-controlled legislative committee.
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Bill to ban Indiana teacher union deductions advances

February 19, 2013
Associated Press
Republicans sparked protests from teachers and union officials Tuesday by pushing legislation through a House committee that would bar Indiana schools from automatically deducting union dues from teacher paychecks, an issue that critics thought was off the table this year.
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Indiana House education panel OKs voucher expansion

February 7, 2013
Associated Press
The measure would remove a one-year waiting period students have to spend in public school before qualifying for a voucher and qualify wealthier families for the program in certain cases.
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Mayor to take control of four struggling Indy schools

February 6, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana State Board of Education is handing authority over four troubled Indianapolis schools to the city's mayor.
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Indiana Senate backs cursive writing requirement

February 5, 2013
Associated Press
Senators voted 36-13 Tuesday in favor of the proposal despite arguments from some senators that it represents an unwarranted mandate from the state on local school districts.
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Bill relaxing state superintendent rules advances

February 5, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana House has approved a bill that would end the requirement that local school superintendents hold a state superintendent's or teacher's license.
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Pence supports large expansion of voucher program

February 5, 2013
Associated Press
Pence policy director Marilee Springer told members of the House education committee Tuesday that the governor supports a sweeping package of education changes that would end a one-year waiting period to obtain the scholarships.
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Indy mayor asks Indiana for control of 4 schools

January 31, 2013
Associated Press
The mayor of Indianapolis is asking the Indiana State Board of Education to give him control of four former city schools taken over by the state because of poor performance.
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Senator: Voucher expansion must get House OK first

January 30, 2013
Associated Press
The chairman of the Indiana Senate Education Committee says any proposals to expand the state's private school voucher system will have to be first approved by the Indiana House.
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Bill advances to loosen Indiana superintendent rules

January 29, 2013
Associated Press
Local school superintendents would no longer have to hold an Indiana superintendent's or teacher's license under a bill endorsed by an Indiana House committee.
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Indiana House OKs looser rules on selling old schools

January 28, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana House has approved a bill that would shorten the time that school districts must hold onto vacant buildings in case a charter school operator wanted to move into the building.
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Education spending debate a matter of priorities

January 27, 2013
Associated Press
Top Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly agree that more money is needed to improve Indiana's education system in the next two years, but how that money will be spent is a point of debate.
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IHSAA bylaw targets recruiting of younger athletes

January 27, 2013
Associated Press
For the first time in history, the Indiana High School Athletic Association's bylaws on recruitment are no longer being applied to high school students alone. With the passing of Bylaw 20-2, potential student-athletes as young as 10 could lose their high school eligibility if recruitment is found.
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