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FEB
26

  At the start of the 2015 session, ISTA announced its student-centered legislative goals. Among the top objectives for ISTA is to lower the compulsory school attendance age from 7 to 5 ...
https://ista-in.org/mandatory-kindergarten-still-not-a-legislative-priority-for-policymakers

 

 

FEB
26

  A revised version of the House Republican proposed budget was released today. The previous version released last week used 2014 free and reduced lunch data instead of 2015 data as required ...
https://ista-in.org/revised-house-republican-budget-dramatically-changes-school-funding

 

 

FEB
25

  After a series of impassioned speeches in the House, on the last day of the first half of the legislative session, HB 1638 (Rep. Bob Behning; R-Indianapolis) passed. One thing everyone ...
https://ista-in.org/transformation-zone-bill-passes-house

 

 

FEB
25

  Hoosiers for Quality Education (H4QE), formerly known as Hoosiers for Economic Growth, is an education “reform” political action committee led by businessman Fred Klipsch. The ...
https://ista-in.org/hoosiers-for-quality-ed-pushes-corp-ed-reform-agenda-with-bennetts-help

 

 

FEB
24

  HB 1072 (Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Lizton) was defeated today by a vote of 42-51. The bill would have provided the State Board of Education the authority to set the range of percentages that ...
https://ista-in.org/teacher-evaluation-bill-defeated-in-house

 

 

FEB
24

  The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on proposed A-F rules. In an unannounced posting on its website, the board has scheduled three public meetings this ...
https://ista-in.org/public-comment-sought-on-proposed-a-f-rule-changes

 

 

FEB
23

  At its core, SB 566 (Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen and Sen. Luke Kenley; R-Noblesville) is about testing and presents an intriguing approach to Indiana’s testing dilemma. But, it is ...
https://ista-in.org/sb-566-omnibus-new-testing-evaluations-remain-performance-pay-masters-degree-pay-ieerb-innovative-network-schoolsall-under-one-roof

 

 

FEB
23

  A new report from the Department of Education shows that Indiana’s school voucher program has nearly doubled for the second year in a row to close to ...
https://ista-in.org/breaking-new-report-shows-school-voucher-program-nearly-doubles-costing-116-million

 

 

FEB
22

  Last week, ISTA alerted you to SB 470 which would allow private voucher schools to administer tests other than ISTEP for accountability purposes. Hundreds of you wrote your senator urging ...
https://ista-in.org/bill-allowing-private-voucher-schools-to-bypass-istep-sent-to-study-committee

 

 

FEB
19

  The Department of Education released the following statement today regarding steps the department has taken to shorten the 2015 ISTEP test.   -----------------   INDIANA ...
https://ista-in.org/indiana-department-of-education-releases-guidance-for-shortening-istep

 

 

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