Indiana Department of Education

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The Indiana Department of Education is rejecting the latest guidance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about how to share emergency school funding with private schools, after it spurred pushback from education leaders at all levels. 

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A new data tool from the state aims to make it easier for families to access school information.

Allen County Superintendents Assess ILEARN's Impact

Sep 5, 2019
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Allen County public school superintendents gathered Wednesday to discuss the impact of the new state standardized test scores.

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Results for the state’s new ILEARN test are now public, and reveal just how much lower achievement rates on the test look compared to previous iterations of the state’s standardized exam. According to state data, less than half of all students reached proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, with proficiency rates of 47.9 and 47.8 percent respectively. 

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Educators are pressing for an overhaul of the state’s school accountability system after a reported drop in student achievement on the state’s new ILEARN exam – including the state’s top education official.

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Democrats at the statehouse want legislative leaders to take a closer look at virtual charter schools in Indiana as two scandal-ridden schools prepare to close. 

Four New Members Join The State Board Of Education

Jul 2, 2019
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Four new members are joining the State Board of Education this month. 

Three will replace members whose terms came to an end in June, while the other is replacing a member who recently resigned.

 

The governor appoints eight out of the 11 members on the State Board of Education, and announced his picks to fill three seats up for appointments Tuesday. 

 

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Most of Indiana’s teachers started or completed the process to renew their licenses this summer, ahead of a new license renewal requirement that went into effect Monday.

 

As of July 1 teachers renewing a license through “professional growth plans” need some kind of career awareness training, through something like an externship or some other experience focused on local career needs. 

 

SACS Receives First Of Its Kind STEM Grant

Apr 27, 2018
Southwest Allen County Schools

Last week, the Indiana Department of Education announced recipients of the first ever kindergarten through sixth-grade STEAM Acceleration Grant. 


Fort Wayne Community Schools Receives Inaugural Award

Mar 19, 2018
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools is the inaugural recipient of the Indiana Department of Education’s Title III Distinguished Indiana School District Award. FWCS was the only district in the state receiving the recognition.