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Indiana State Teachers Association
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Indiana lawmakers will scrutinize school funding, but virtual schools aren’t on the agenda this summer
Indiana lawmakers will take a closer look at how schools use money from property tax measures and how the state funds education for students in poverty.
February 14, 2019
As pay debate plods on, Indiana teachers unions want more. Will they walk out?
Lukewarm proposals, plus an overall concern that Indiana lawmakers don’t value teaching, could create conditions that lead to a teacher walkout.
July 27, 2016
Teachers brave heat to vent anger over ALEC’s influence on Indiana education laws
Most of their complaints focused on the state’s private school tuition voucher program.
February 25, 2016
Teacher pay and pension changes, opposed by unions, are dead for now
The Senate announced it wouldn't move forward with House Bill 1004, but another Senate bill with almost identical language has a hearing scheduled Monday.
February 10, 2016
Unions: Teacher mentoring bill leaves too many out
The bill also wouldn't let unions negotiate extra pay that comes with the new programs.
February 9, 2016
Ritz: Indiana shouldn't expand its voucher program
About 33,000 students in the state currently receive them.
January 28, 2016
Union backers say bill could wreck Indiana's teacher pay system
The bill would let superintendents give more pay to current teachers as well as job applicants.
January 27, 2016
A challenger for Glenda Ritz could emerge this week
Yorktown Superintendent Jennifer McCormick plans an announcement about the superintendent race Thursday.
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 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 6, 2016
Republican senator's call for a 2-year delay of ISTEP sanctions goes nowhere
A bipartisan plan for a one-year reprieve from ISTEP consequences sailed through two legislative committees today.
What's your education story?
December 18, 2015
From the start she was inspired to be a teacher and then to fight for their rights
The Shelby County native taught kindergarten in Shelbyville schools before moving to ISTA headquarters in Indianapolis to lead the union full time.
November 4, 2015
Questions remain about Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett's education plans
The question about Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett, who cruised to an easy defeat of Chuck Brewer, is pretty simple: what kind of Democrat will he be?
August 31, 2015
Teacher pay is a big issue beyond IPS, education leaders say
Two panels of educators that met last week hosted by The Mind Trust and the West Side Chamber of Commerce discussed teacher pay last week.
August 28, 2015
Why people think there’s a teacher shortage in Indiana and why they’re probably wrong
In Indiana, as in many other places, the problem isn’t the number of certified teachers but a mismatch between them and available jobs.
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