With the changes approved Wednesday, a few districts can offer longer school days to take advantage of in-person learning and cut back on e-learning days to help with planning.
The gap is driven by charter schools, according to the report, since they serve a greater percentage of students of color than does the average Indiana district and do not receive local property tax revenues.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, a frequent critic of her fellow Republicans, took several swipes at Gov. Eric Holcomb in an online event Monday night for Dr. Woody Myers.
Indianapolis Public Schools’ younger students headed back to classrooms Monday to resume in-person learning for the first time since March.
Four seats on the seven-member board are up for election Nov. 3. Advocacy groups have drawn the usual battle lines between candidates who back innovation schools and those who are skeptical of the strategy.
Woody Myers and running mate Linda Lawson, a former state representative, are emphasizing education as a key component of their ticket, playing to those who may be disgruntled with Indiana’s education reform movement.
A moderate Republican, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb can point to several ways he’s responded to educators’ concerns. But he has also been criticized by Indiana teachers.
Exercising special power granted during the pandemic, Indiana education officials rewrote school funding rules Wednesday to prevent cuts for virtual learning due to the coronavirus.
The political arm of the Indiana State Teachers Association will not make an endorsement in the governor’s race. Instead, it will focus on supporting dozens of legislative races, particularly those in which teachers are running.
Indiana create a public dashboard tracking the spread of the coronavirus in schools, the state’s top health official announced Wednesday.
State auditors said Daleville Community Schools failed to hold Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to their charter contracts, review the schools’ finances, or press for improvements.
After several years of building up its pre-K program, Indiana is now poised to evaluate the success of On My Way Pre-K. But the coronavirus could make it difficult.
The forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, aimed at maintaining payroll, weren’t available to public school districts.
More than a quarter of the 1,217 arrests in Indiana schools in 2018-19 were of Black students, even though they made up only 14% of the state’s student population.
During the coronavirus outbreak, U.S. schools are using online instruction more than ever before. But a lot of students simply don’t have the reliable, high-speed internet access they need to participate.
Many Indiana families will begin receiving government benefits this week to make up for the meals their children are missing while school buildings are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The state had encouraged daycares to stay open through the spring shutdown. Still, about one-third of providers across Indiana temporarily closed.
While providers such as Spectrum, AT&T, and Comcast have touted free internet offers to bridge technological divides, some families across the country still can’t afford service, which can come with strings attached.
Amid the outcry over a new state investigation detailing an alleged $85 million self-dealing scheme at two Indiana virtual charter schools, state leaders are asking why it took years to catch large-scale enrollment inflation and widespread financial conflicts of interest.
The two virtual charter schools—Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy—shut down last summer after allegations of enrollment fraud first emerged.