It’s been a turbulent year for Indiana teachers. New academic standards and an overhauled ISTEP were hastily introduced for this school year. Teachers are doing their best to fill-in students’ knowledge gaps and get them ready for the more complex standardized exam now underway.
A long-struggling Indianapolis Public Schools elementary on the city’s Far Eastside will next year be transformed into a Phalen Leadership Academy under a deal between the district and the charter school group.
A report out this week finds nearly a quarter of Hoosier high school graduates were not ready for college. That’s an improvement from past years, but the state Commission for Higher Education says there is still too many students taking remedial classes at college.
Indiana’s State Board of Education approved initial rule language for a new A-F school accountability system during their January meeting. This week, they traveled the state to gauge public reaction to the proposal.
Participants can learn various aspects of financial literacy and money management through four modules covering topics such as budgeting money, managing credit, paying off debt and planning for retirement.
Legislation before the General Assembly this session sought to make kindergarten mandatory for Hoosier children by lowering the compulsory school age from seven to five. It’s an issue that has lawmakers and educators split, even as the state focuses on funding early education initiatives.