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December 18, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part One

Some of the 10 states that had no public preschool program when the National Institute for Early Education Research last issued a report in 2013 have made moves to change that.

December 02, 2014

AP: Probe of Former Ind. Chief Bennett Found 'Ample Evidence' of Wire Fraud

The Associated Press cites a 95-page report that investigators said were over 100 instances of fraud by former Indiana K-12 chief Bennett or one of his staffers.

November 18, 2014

Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.

November 03, 2014

School Vouchers: Indiana Enrollment Soars, Achievement Drags in Louisiana

The number of Indiana schoolchildren using vouchers has jumped this year. Meanwhile, Louisiana education department numbers released Monday show that fewer than half of voucher students who took state assessment tests passed.

October 22, 2014

Will Indiana Beat the Deadline for Preschool Expansion Grant Applications?

The state education chief says that the application is complete; all it needs is the governor's signature to take advantage of a deadline extension from the U.S. Department of Education.

September 15, 2014

For Rural Indiana District Consolidation Could Cut Costs, Expand Offerings

The district, which has only two schools, is in debt and is facing a decrease in state support.

August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

July 30, 2014

Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.

July 10, 2014

Ethics Panel Absolves Tony Bennett of Wrongdoing in School-Grade Changes

The Indiana State Ethics Commission said former state Superintendent Tony Bennett committed no ethics violation in changing certain school grades in 2012.

July 10, 2014

Bitter Feud Boils Over in Indiana Regarding State's Shaky NCLB Waiver

A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.

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