State leaders will tackle questions about a possible teacher shortage and work on politically-charged questions about ISTEP.
Federal officials expressed that it is possible that both charter and traditional public schools may have received an excess allocation of federal dollars, the Indiana Department of Education said.
An email from the U.S. Department of Education to the Indiana Department of Education says the state incorrectly applied provisions of federal law when determining this year’s Title I poverty aid for charter schools.
The Republican congressmen sent Ritz a letter Monday asking the Department of Education to explain the formula used this year to determine federal Title 1 funding levels.
The state’s charter school leaders say they are unfairly bearing the weight of Indiana’s $3 million reduction in federal Title I funding.
Dawn Wooten is the first Republican to announce candidacy for Indiana superintendent of public instruction.
Indiana's much-maligned standardized student test will likely be hours shorter in length when more than 400,000 students take it next year.
Ritz said Thursday she and Dr. Maryann Santos de Barona, dean of Purdue University's College of Education, will co-chair the 49-member commission that includes educators and lawmakers.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Friday afternoon that she will instead seek re-election for her current position.
The president of McGraw-Hill Education CTB told State Board of Education members Wednesday that changes made to this spring's ISTEP test have pushed back its grading work.
The Indiana Department of Education says the number of first-time teaching licenses issued has dropped about 60 percent since the 2009-10 school year.
The waiver frees the state from some federal testing and school progress rules and lets Indiana keep greater control of how it spends about $230 million in federal education funding.
Indiana's revamped State Board of Education had no disputes during its first meeting with five new members.
The state schools superintendent is expected this week to become the third Democrat to announce for governor, joining former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg and state Sen. Karen Tallian of Portage.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, who has said she's considering a run for governor, is expected to make a campaign announcement this week.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed education bills Thursday that will revamp the State Board of Education, speed up state intervention into failing schools and give teachers more flexibility to experiment in the classroom.