The bill would require schools to administer the statewide literacy test—IREAD—in second grade, a year earlier than current requirements. It also would give students three chances to pass the exam during third grade before being denied promotion to fourth grade, with some exceptions.
Marian University teams with national player to launch preparatory school
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Members of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development advanced a heavily amended bill on Wednesday that in its original form would have referred more students to juvenile court.
The bus rapid-transit system is one of the best tools in ensuring all students have equitable access to high school options.
Legislators’ efforts to improve student literacy and career readiness could end up fruitless if the state can’t solve another issue plaguing schools: Hoosier kids aren’t showing up to the classroom.
The recipient colleges and universities in Indiana will help new teachers strengthen their use of methods aligned with the Science of Reading, a vast body of research related to how children learn to read.
Recovering from the pandemic’s effects on student performance remains a top priority for schools, as state testing scores indicate that learning has stagnated.
Indiana’s State Board of Education is moving forward with a plan that “streamlines” K-12 education standards and makes it easier for teachers to craft individualized lesson plans.
Washington Township schools settle sexual harassment, abuse lawsuit as North Central gets interim principal
Former Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White will temporarily lead the district’s only high school, which was also the subject of the lawsuit filed against the district last May.
A $2.6 million grant from the Indiana Department of Education, announced Feb. 21, will help expand a program offered by the IUPUI Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
Indiana House Republicans said their budget plan would eliminate textbook and curricular fees for kids in K-12 public schools. But budget writers did not specifically appropriate state dollars to cover the cost
Democrats and a handful of GOP lawmakers pushed back, arguing that the bill could lead to the removal of anything a parent deems to be unsuitable.
The proposed operating referendum would provide $50 million annually over an eight-year period to expand student programs and increase teacher pay through the program.
Critics argued the original proposal opened up tuition payments to private schools for even the wealthiest families.
The grants are intended to support operating expenses for the Indianapolis-based education not-for-profit, as well as its work to support K-12 teachers, parent and student achievement.
The complaints claim that the school board failed to alert the state Department of Education of its available buildings slated for closure within 10 days of voting to close the schools on Nov. 17, as required by law.
IPS heads into the new year amid public disagreement between district officials and some charters over how much funding from the referendum should be split up between different schools, if voters approve it.
The six planned school closures follow the IPS board’s vote to adopt the Rebuilding Stronger plan last week.
The tax referendum—which would be on the May 2023 ballot—would increase the median homeowner’s bill by $6 per month, IPS officials said.
Tony Dzwonar had just wrapped up three consecutive terms on the Washington Township school board—serving from 2008 to late 2020—and was looking for a way to spend his extra free time. Then he remembered that the district—like most school corporations—needed bus drivers.
Advocates for sex education in schools say the subject has been politicized by conservatives and lumped into the loud debate about what students are learning about race and what books they have access to in school.