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The Senate Appropriations Committee is currently deciding on proposed budgets for higher education institutions in Indiana.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees voted
unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution opposing House Bill 1003,
which would expand the current voucher program.
Indiana’s lower grade reflects the rising grading standards, which the
state of Indiana failed to keep up with, according to a press release.
The U.S. Department of Education has given Indiana over $9 million to aid struggling schools since 2010. It recently announced ailing Indiana schools would be allotted $9.2 million.
The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at IU recently released a
report showing that eighth-graders in Indiana outscore much of the
world in math and science.
There are 8,000 recipients who were chosen to beta-test the new
technology after applicants were required to submit a 50-word testimony
as to how they would implement the new device’s features into their
April has been celebrated as Autism Awareness Month, a time to help
society learn more about a condition that, for more than 40 years, has
affected 1 in every 88 American children.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the
creation of a new social media outreach strategy to help keep Indiana
parents and educators informed about education news, policy and the
rule-making process Wednesday.
Interim Superintendent for IPS schools Peggy Hinckley recommended cutting 59 jobs to save costs.
This money will especially be directed toward helping young children
enrich their education. Obama’s Preschool for All proposal would
allocate $75 billion during the next 10 years to ensure all students
begin their kindergarten careers prepared.
The Commission was formed in 1971 to guide the missions of public
colleges and universities. It also works to approve or disapprove the
creation of new university programs or extension of colleges and review
Senate Bill 0001, relegated to a summer committee study April 11,
mandates that public schools employ armed resource officers to increase
safety on school campuses.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation Information Services team
is working to increase the number of iPads at schools, as well as the
amount of time students spend engaging with technology.
Senate Bill 409, concerning new evaluations for the education school, is underway. The dean of the IU School of Education is accepting the change wholeheartedly.
A bill that would expand the existing voucher program, and become the
nation’s largest voucher expansion, is moving to the desk of Gov. Mike
Pence to be signed into law.
Indiana students will resume ISTEP testing today,
according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Education.
Many testing locations have been experiencing technical difficulties.
More than 400,000 tests were completed at the end of the day Wednesday and about 16 percent of total sessions completed.
Indiana students resumed Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational
Progress (ISTEP) with limited interruption Wednesday after experiencing
technical difficulties the past two days.
On Wednesday, May 8, Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher
Education, recognized 26 Indiana counties for working to increase the
percentage of Hoosiers with an education beyond high school.
Governor Mike Pence signed a bill allowing undocumented
students who were already pursuing their college degrees to complete
their education at the resident tuition rate.