The thousands of poor Indiana children who will attend new publicly funded preschool programs this year through Gov. Mike Pence’s state preschool pilot and an Indianapolis program sponsored by Mayor Greg Ballard all have one thing in common. They all must be legal U.S. residents.
Leaders of the Indiana Senate and House education committees are asking for a summer study committee to investigate the cause of reported teacher shortages and to devise a plan for how the next General Assembly can address the issue.
In the new budget passed by the Indiana General Assembly this year, school districts where English language learners make up at least 25 percent of enrollment can qualify for extra state aid. That is, unless they’re a charter school
While Congress debates the proposed nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran, some officials from Indiana universities are working to strengthen ties with the Middle Eastern country for the future benefit of students.
The state Department of Education announced today that Indiana has received a three-year extension from the U.S. Department of Education for the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. This flexible status exempts the state from various provisions of the federal education law.