Indiana schools are making huge strides in teaching students math required for careers in science, engineering and information technology jobs. But education experts point to stagnant test scores on national math exams as confirmation that many students still are not excelling, or are not even proficient, in the subject.
The state Department of Education has scheduled three public hearings on a contentious proposal to revamp Indiana’s teacher
licensing requirements. State schools Superintendent Tony Bennett wants to eliminate some requirements, saying teachers spend
too much time learning teaching methods and not enough on subject matter.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett plans to meet a state mandate to offer financial instruction by
incorporating the topic in the classroom via real-world example.
The Hoosier Academies will start up the state’s first virtual charter program later this month, the Indiana Department of Education announced today. The state Legislature has promised to pay 80 percent of tuition for as many as 200 students, in first through fifth grades, to enroll with Hoosier Academies but take all their courses over […]
There’s reason to believe serious progress is coming, due to the people in leadership positions for the state in three key
areas: the Department of Education, the Commission for Higher Education and Ivy Tech Community College.
Tony Bennett, Indiana’s new superintendent of public instruction, says his priorities include restoring discipline to the
classroom, recruiting topnotch teachers and adequately compensating
them, increasing the percentage of education dollars spent directly on instruction, and reducing regulations so schools can
focus more on student instruction.