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JAN
28

  Yesterday, the House Education Committee heard HB 1486 which transfers authorities and roles from the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) to the governor’s appointed State ...
https://ista-in.org/bill-transfers-authority-from-ritz-to-governors-state-board-of-education

 

 

JAN
26

  Please tell your senators, “Just say no!”   ACTION: Tell senators to focus their attention on issues that will improve student learning and outcomes—not an agenda ...
https://ista-in.org/sb-538-is-this-what-they-really-meant-by-the-education-session

 

 

JAN
23

  ACTION: Contact Gov. Pence, your state senator, and your state representative and tell them you oppose a new taxpayer subsidy benefiting charter schools. Request that they look ...
https://ista-in.org/governors-increase-for-charter-schools-debated-in-senate-appropriations

 

 

JAN
22

  Optional Defined Contribution plans for new hires in both PERF & TRF pass as well ACTION: Please thank Rep. Bob Cherry and Rep. Woody Burton for offering COLAs to ...
https://ista-in.org/cost-of-living-adjustment-passes-out-of-house

 

 

JAN
20

  For years educators have heard talk about paying teachers more. Unfortunately, the data does not match the talk. Adjusting for inflation, 34 states saw real declines in average teacher ...
https://ista-in.org/its-time-for-legislators-to-address-teacher-salaries

 

 

JAN
15

  ACTION: Contact Sen. Yoder to OPPOSE SB 538. Contact Sen. Phil Boots, Chairman of Pensions & Labor, to urge him to not hear this bill. Tell them as an educator you view this ...
https://ista-in.org/sb-538-fixated-on-us-not-focused-on-studentstake-action

 

 

JAN
15

  ACTION:  ISTA asks that you contact your senator and the members of the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee to urge that this bill not move forward.    Yesterday, the ...
https://ista-in.org/action-alert-tell-legislators-you-oppose-sb-302-pitting-teacher-against-teacher-union-member-against-non-union-member

 

 

JAN
15

  SB 169, authored by Senator Erin Houchin, R-Salem was heard in the Senate Education and Career Development Committee on Wednesday. SB 169 would move the IREAD test from third grade to ...
https://ista-in.org/bill-will-have-students-taking-standardized-test-in-second-grade

 

 

JAN
14

  Indiana’s 2015 Teacher of the Year and ISTA member Kathy Nimmer is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year. Nimmer, who is blind, teaches English and creative ...
https://ista-in.org/harrison-high-schools-kathy-nimmer-named-finalist

 

 

JAN
13

  Last week Gov. Pence released what he called a “thrifty” state budget proposal that’s projected to maintain a nearly $2 billion state reserve. Tonight he reiterated his ...
https://ista-in.org/media-statement-gov-pences-state-of-the-state-address-teresa-meredith-ista-president

 

 

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