Effective next school year, the state will limit schools to three days of asynchronous instruction—defined as days when over half of instructional time is virtual and self-paced, without students spending any online time with a teacher.
What Indiana does and does not teach about government—such as constitutional amendments beyond the Bill of Rights—is back in the spotlight this week as the state moves forward with a new middle school civics course. In civics across all grade levels, the state standards stop at the Bill of Rights, with no specific requirements for […]
All six of the operating referendums on the ballot passed, giving schools around the state additional tax revenue to fund programs, transportation, and salaries. But construction referendums—whose funds are earmarked for specific building or renovation projects—fared worse.
Andrea Hunley, 38, is hoping to beat out four opponents in the Democratic primary to win a chance to represent a newly-created Indianapolis district covering the attendance area of her current and former schools.
The plan begins with four key steps, including hiring an educational equity officer at the Indiana Department of Education, and making statewide achievement data more accessible to parents and community members.
Indiana saw more referendums than ever right before the pandemic. Now, schools face an uncertain economy and ballot language that might cause sticker shock.
Indiana plans to channel up to $15 million in federal emergency funds directly to parents to pay for tutoring for students who are struggling with reading and math.
Indianapolis Public Schools plans to spend federal emergency funds on cash bonuses to reward staff who stay with the district, officials announced last week.
For veteran teachers and older students, this is a return to normalcy. But for some young students and new teachers, this is among the first times they’ve experienced in-person learning without restrictions or interruptions.
Indiana lawmakers managed to pack the calendar with education-related legislation this year. Here’s a look at what survived and what didn’t.
The number of working special education teachers in Indiana declined around 4% from 2014 to 2021, while the number of students in special education grew 12%, according to the Indiana Department of Education.
Speaking after the vote, Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray said some Republican lawmakers thought the bill created too much of a burden for educators, while others thought it didn’t go far enough.
A bill to restrict teaching about race and racism has taken another step forward in the Indiana legislature after undergoing some changes.
Although the changes haven’t satisfied most critics, the effort highlights the tightrope walk between appeasing core conservative voters and not alienating moderates as political opinions in rural and suburban areas pull in opposite directions, analysts said.
A proposed amendment to Indiana’s so-called “divisive concepts” legislation would drop some of the most controversial parts of the bill, but stop short of completely removing a list of concepts that would be banned from the classroom.
Bills that would ban schools from teaching “divisive concepts” and open libraries to prosecution for distributing harmful material have passed the first hurdles of the Indiana Legislature.
School 42, a small K-6 school, has faced years of declining achievement that ultimately led IPS to decline to renew a contract with Ignite, its current operator.
Some teachers fear they would have to water down or eliminate lessons about important events in history if the state passes sweeping new regulations on how they may address race and racism.
The bill, authored by Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, would ban teachers from promoting eight concepts, including teaching about race and racism in a way that makes students feel responsible for matters like slavery and discrimination.
The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners approved a plan Thursday to sell the John Marshall school building to a yet to be determined not-for-profit organization for $725,000.