House Speaker Brian Bosma said he’s advocated for reducing the superintendent’s power “for 30 years” but that he didn’t think he’ll make that a priority for the next legislative session beginning in January.
John Gregg and Eric Holcomb discussed several education issues at an Indianapolis high school Tuesday during their first campaign debate.
In dueling speeches to education groups, gubernatorial candidates Eric Holcomb and John Gregg laid out their plans to improve state schools.
An unprecedented expansion of charter schools over the past five years—centered heavily in Indianapolis—is expected to push the number of privately managed public schools in Indiana to 100 this fall for the first time.
Five new members have joined the seven-member Indiana charter school board over the past year. The board is set to craft a new long-term strategic plan it hopes to put in place starting in 2017.
A bill that would create a path for teachers to try to negotiate extra pay and manage their own pension funds passed the Indiana House on Wednesday despite passionate opposition from Democrats and others.
House Bill 1330, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, would require the Indiana Department of Education to make available to schools the formula it uses to calculate federal poverty aid. Four other education bills advanced Monday.
Jennifer McCormick introduced herself and her run for state superintendent Thursday by criticizing Glenda Ritz’s management of the Indiana Department of Education and calling for a debate that gets beyond politics.
A 49-member panel comprised mostly of teachers from across the state on Monday refined its recommendations for how the state should mentor, train, recruit and pay teachers.
A groundbreaking Ohio high school that has junked the concept of grade levels is the model for one of two newly approved Indiana charter school proposals. The school has been given the OK to open in Indianapolis in 2017.
Indianapolis Public Schools board members voted Thursday to shut down the groundbreaking Key Learning Community while approving a plan that would move IPS schools toward more autonomy.
The Indianapolis School Board expects to vote next week on a “framework” for shifting the district toward a system with more freedom for principals and schools over the next three years.
The Indianapolis Public School Board still must vote on a recommendation to shut it down, but board members seemed to share administrators’ views that Key was no longer working.
The Indianapolis Public School Board is considering shifting the role of district athletic director to a group run by the head of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
The pro-voucher Institute for Quality Education reported last week that 32,955 students applied to use vouchers this year, which would be a gain of more than 3,800, or about 13 percent.
Jubilant Indianapolis Public School Board members on Thursday night hailed an aggressive strategic plan and $12 million in pay raises for teachers as a potential turning point for the city’s schools.
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee got the go-ahead Tuesday night to negotiate a deal with charter school developer Mariama Carson to place the dual-language immersion school she plans to open next year in an IPS building.
Indiana's new program, open to about 2,300 children in five counties, is blocking children of immigrant families from enrolling if they are not U.S. citizens.