Restrictions put in place over the past few years on how much school districts can collect from property taxes mean districts have to more frequently ask voters through referendums to pay more in taxes to support schools.
Despite improvement, most Indiana students who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress test did not meet the exam’s key “proficiency” standard in science.
If the school district’s ballot measures worth $230 million pass, the district says it will upgrade technology, renovate existing schools and build a new elementary school.
Some members of a key testing advisory panel admit it’s increasingly likely the state will have to keep its unpopular ISTEP a bit longer.
When voters go to the polls this fall to decide who should run the state’s top education office, both candidates will be people who believe that one grade isn’t enough to reflect the work of an entire school or district.
Indiana State Board of Education members were stunned to learn Wednesday that a failing charter school transferred some of its neediest students to a newly created sister school just before the board was expected to decide its fate.
Critics worry the accounts would be too unregulated and could divert even more money from public schools.
Jennifer McCormick, a school superintendent from Yorktown running for Indiana superintendent of public instruction, has revealed details of how she’d like to see Indiana’s testing system change.
Public school parents across Indiana could get a $1,000 annual tax break to cover the cost of textbooks if the Indiana Department of Education’s latest budget proposal, released Tuesday, were adopted.
Of the 68,386 educators evaluated by the state in 2015, just 260—0.38 percent—got the lowest rating, a status that could put educators in the state at risk for being fired.
The holdup in scoring the 2015 ISTEP created a number of major problems for the state and required legislative action, according to education officials.
The battle pits incumbent Glenda Ritz, the only Indiana Democrat currently holding statewide office, against a Republican challenger with ties to the education-reform effort in Indianapolis.
Starting Wednesday exactly 134 days remain until the panel charged with overhauling Indiana’s testing system must make recommendations. But after three meetings, no one can even agree on a broad vision for the test.
The lawyers and advocates who fought for the city’s busing program believed it would give all Marion County students the same access to quality schools. But 35 years after the program began, it’s not clear what it achieved.
Indiana will get its first look this summer at a $3.9 million data system that aims to help the public and state agencies better plan and make decisions about education and jobs. The “Indiana Network of Knowledge”—called INK—aims to merge reams of data from different state agencies to give Hoosiers a better sense of the […]
Indiana will get its first look this summer at a new $3.9 million data system that aims to help the public and state agencies better plan and make decisions about education and jobs. But the “Indiana Network of Knowledge,” or INK, lacks long-term funding.
After a long debate, board members said they didn’t have enough information to make a decision.