Guns in classrooms and in the hands of teachers is antithetical to establishing a teacher-student relationship built on trust and support.
Young children exposed to five or more significant adverse experiences—like physical abuse, crime, hunger and bullying—in the first three years of childhood face a 76 percent likelihood of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development.
Hoosiers know we need the best educators to ensure a vibrant economic climate for our state and to ensure our kids have a secure financial future. If we’re serious about every kid’s future, let’s get serious about doing what works.
As Holcomb readies himself to serve as governor, I urge him to ditch the out-of-touch, failed education policies pushed by his predecessors Mike Pence and Mitch Daniels.
Our kids’ futures are at a crossroads in Indiana, and Hoosier voters have a choice this election season on which direction the state takes. It is now more important than ever to support candidates dedicated to advancing public education and the education profession. The state is facing a crisis: a shortage of qualified candidates for […]
Since when has it become OK for the retirement assets of Indiana’s public employees to be artificially manipulated to become risky seed money to benefit private companies?
On average, teachers work more than 52 hours a week, which includes 30 hours on instruction and 22 hours on tasks like preparing lessons and grading papers.
Zero tolerance is necessary for violent and dangerous behavior, but sometimes suspensions are used for minor issues like breaking dress-code rules, marking on a desk, or running in the halls—all common problems teachers encounter each day.
Perhaps one of the greatest impacts the federal Every Student Succeeds Act could have on classrooms will be its respect of the professionals in our schools.
Retaining veteran teachers maintains stability in the classroom, which leads to the creation of stable learning environments. By contrast, a University of Pennsylvania study found that Indiana spent $20 million to $40 million in 2008-2009 on teacher attrition and turnover costs.
Educators choose to stay in the classroom when their desire to make an impact on the next generation overcomes a desire for significant salary advancement, when collaboration is embedded in the culture of the profession, when support from administrators guides smart classroom decisions.
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is respect for all those who serve in Indiana’s public schools.
Testing has become a nightmare. We’re waiting again. Yes. Again.
One in five kids is food insecure. Food insecurity is the result of poverty. And impoverished kids struggle in school.
Despite being an underdog in her first run for public office, Glenda Ritz defeated incumbent Tony Bennett to become Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction in November.
I do not think parents need a trigger law to allow them to do what they should be doing already by advocating for their children.