K-12

School guns mandate dropped from House bill

April 9, 2013
Associated Press
An Indiana legislative committee has dropped a proposed requirement that all public and charter schools have a gun-carrying employee during school hours.
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Indiana governor against school guns mandate

April 4, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he believes local school officials should make decisions about security rather than being required to have an employee armed with a loaded gun during school hours.
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Senate panel advances looser superintendent rules

April 4, 2013
Associated Press
A proposal to no longer require Indiana's local school superintendents to hold a state superintendent's or teacher's license is advancing in the Legislature.
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Bill calls for armed staffers at all Indiana schools

April 2, 2013
Associated Press
An Indiana House committee has approved a proposal that would require all public and charter schools in the state to have an employee with a loaded gun present during school hours.
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Senate panel approves diluted voucher expansion

March 27, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana Senate Education Committee is signing off on a limited expansion of school vouchers one day after the state's highest court deemed vouchers constitutional.
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Indiana Supreme Court upholds school voucher program

March 26, 2013
Associated Press
In a 5-0 vote, the justices rejected claims that the law primarily benefited religious institutions that run private schools. The decision paves the way for a possible expansion of the program.
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Senators ask for time to study school vouchers

March 20, 2013
Associated Press
Any expansion of Indiana's already ambitious school voucher program may have to wait after senators pushed for more information Wednesday to determine the effects of the fledgling program.
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Rally denounces proposed Indiana voucher expansion

March 19, 2013
Associated Press
A proposal to expand Indiana's private school voucher program was denounced during a Statehouse rally on Tuesday as a step that would take millions of dollars away from the state's public schools.
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Looser Indiana school voucher rules face questions

March 15, 2013
Associated Press
The fate of a proposal to expand Indiana's private school voucher program by making kindergartners and some other students immediately eligible could come down to something that no one seems to know — how much it will cost.
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Study: Half of county's students in 'high-quality' schools

March 13, 2013
J.K. Wall
A study by Chicago-based IFF found that 49 percent of K-12 students in Marion County are in schools that earned an A or B last year from the Indiana Department of Education.
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Rally backs Indiana charter school, voucher programs

March 11, 2013
Associated Press
Supporters of Indiana's charter schools and private school vouchers packed a Statehouse corridor with hundreds of children from those schools for a rally Monday as they backed expansion of those programs.
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Interim IPS chief says staff cuts possible

March 8, 2013
Associated Press
The interim superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is taking steps to shore up the struggling district, but says she faces a "complex job" that won't bring miracles during her tenure.
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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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