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Indiana Department of Education

A parent advocacy group for Northwest Allen County Schools continued a series on education by bringing in state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick Tuesday night.


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Indiana Senate Democrats are calling for greater accountability for virtual charter schools in the wake of allegations that two such schools inappropriately took $68 million in tax dollars.

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Indiana teachers and schools will be shielded from penalties from last year’s poor statewide standardized test scores.

"Hold harmless” legislation was sent to the governor’s desk Monday.

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Both chambers of the General Assembly approved legislation Monday to press pause on state school accountability as Hoosiers transition to a new state exam.

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Indiana lawmakers are moving quickly with a measure to avoid penalizing schools for a drop in student scores on the state’s new ILEARN test, with both the House and Senate having moved the hold harmless bill through committee just days into this year’s legislative session. 

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The Indiana Department of Education released 2019 federal school ratings Friday, while state letter grades remain on hold. 

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State education leaders have been crafting a new school accountability system over the past two-and-a-half years – and Thursday, the State Board of Education approved a final framework.

A vote to approve final rule language for the new A-F school grading system had been on the original agenda for Thursday’s meeting, following months of discussion and opportunities to hear public comment on the proposed changes.

But, the Department of Education presented about 20 additional edits Thursday morning – edits that some board members say they hadn’t seen before.