DOE taking comments on teacher licensing proposals

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.

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Law grants teachers immunity from civil suits

Educators widely support a new state law that gives teachers immunity from civil lawsuits for trying to discipline students.
But opponents of corporal punishment are giving it a frosty reception, fearing Indiana students could be subjected to more
paddling without legal recourse.

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U of I dean under fire from within department

Two years after Michael Shapiro was hired as dean of the business school at the University of Indianapolis, three current
and three former U of I professors have filed a grievance against Shapiro, alleging that he has created a hostile work environment.

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