Legislature debates expanding computer science in high schools

Those in the trenches say structural barriers—the most significant seems to be teacher training and quality—must be solved before basic classes that explain how computers work and more advanced coding and web-development courses can flourish throughout Indiana’s secondary schools.

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Lawson lauds $14M union insurance plan settlement

The agreement would end a four-year legal battle with Indiana's largest teachers union. But the Indiana State Teachers Association accused a Republican official of playing politics as she heads into an election year.

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Teachers trust fund broker reaches settlement

David Karandos, a broker who advised the Indiana State Teachers Association Insurance Trust before it collapsed in 2009, has reached a settlement. Karandos agreed to a 75-day suspension from working in the securities industry and may pay up to $50,000 in restitution.

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Judge upholds Indiana school voucher law

A Marion Superior Court judge affirmed Indiana’s school voucher law on Friday, rejecting opponents’ arguments that the largest such program in the nation unconstitutionally uses public money to support religion.

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State school chiefs paid more than meets the eye

Indiana’s nearly 300 school superintendents are receiving more compensation than reported in their contracts, with extra payments for benefits such as health insurance counting toward their overall salaries for pension purposes, a newspaper’s investigation has found.

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