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August 4, 2017
As Indiana schools try to make every graduate count, educators fear struggling students will lose out
Schools will certainly try to steer more students to the Core 40; if they don’t, their graduation rates will plummet.
March 22, 2016
Gov. Pence signs ISTEP’s death warrant, kicks off two-year rush to replace exam
A 23-member panel of teachers, parents and others now have about 700 days to come up with a new test for Indiana.
February 29, 2016
House panel resurrects controversial teacher pay bill
After senators killed House Bill 1004 last week, today's House Education Committee passed a similar Senate bill 7-4.
February 17, 2016
Senate panel nixes pricey ISTEP rescore
The bill, which also proposes the test expire in 2017, passed 8-3 and next heads to the full Senate.
February 9, 2016
Junking Indiana’s ISTEP test: What might come next and at what cost?
Lawmakers want to overhaul standardized tests, but state and federal law could limit how much they change.
February 2, 2016
Lawmakers send bill that would kill ISTEP to the Indiana Senate
The measure, which passed 86-11, would set a deadline to end the test in 2017.
January 25, 2016
Bill to loosen union control of teacher pay moves ahead
Democrats on the House Education Committee and ISTA officials opposed the bill.
January 22, 2016
State board aims to reduce the fear of state takeover for 3 schools
Recently passed legislation wouldn't have protected the three schools from further state consequences.
January 21, 2016
It’s over: Pence signs bills pausing ISTEP consequences for one year
After nearly two years of debate, Pence and lawmakers bowed to Ritz’s solution to a big test score drop.
January 21, 2016
Teacher scholarship bill passes committee but could leave current students out
As it's written, the scholarships would not be available to students who graduated high school before June 2016.
January 19, 2016
ISTEP rescore plans reduced after lawmakers consider high costs, expert advice
House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Behning said a vote is expected on the bill Thursday.
January 14, 2016
Bill doesn’t shield all schools equally from A-F grade consequences
Schools earning their sixth F in 2015 could face serious state penalties, including state takeover.
January 13, 2016
24 education bills to watch as Indiana begins its 2016 legislative session
More than 70 bills were assigned to the House and Senate education committees this year.
September 14, 2015
State Board of Education will take on A-to-F delay this week
News last month about ISTEP scoring delays could have a domino effect on a host of other factors, including A-to-F grades.
August 20, 2015
Warren Township school receives almost $100,000 for Spanish immersion pilot
Pleasant Run Elementary School in Warren Township was one of five schools in the state chosen to begin a dual-language immersion pilot program.
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