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FEB
23

  Three amendments to improve a controversial teacher pay bill failed Monday on the Senate floor. The bill, HB 1004, is now eligible for a final vote as early as today.   HB 1004 ...
https://ista-in.org/efforts-to-empower-teachers-in-controversial-teacher-pay-bill-fail

 

 

FEB
22

  Senators rejected an amendment to HB 1395 that would have made the Superintendent of Public Instruction a co-chair of a soon-to-be created panel studying ISTEP.   We recently ...
https://ista-in.org/senators-reject-making-superintendent-ritz-co-chair-of-istep-panel

 

 

FEB
18

  It was clear on the outset that many on the Senate Pension and Labor Committee had no interest in hearing from teachers on HB 1004, a teacher bill. The committee offered and voted on two ...
https://ista-in.org/committee-votes-for-controversial-teacher-bill-before-hearing-from-teachers

 

 

FEB
17

  Today, the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee heard a bill that its supporters tout as an effort to help solve the teacher shortage in Indiana. Contrary to fairness and longstanding ...
https://ista-in.org/senate-committees-maneuvers-example-of-teacher-disrespect

 

 

FEB
17

ISTA invited Mary B. Nicolini and Gabrielle Balkan, the mother-daughter duo presenting at the Good Teaching Conference, to write a guest blog previewing their presentation. Registration for the ...
https://ista-in.org/good-teaching-conference-presenters-instill-love-of-reading-and-writing

 

 

FEB
16

  A bill that would allow any voucher eligible student to apply for a second semester private school voucher was heard Tuesday in the House Education Committee.   Advocates of SB 334 ...
https://ista-in.org/house-committee-hears-opposition-testimony-on-voucher-expansion-bill

 

 

FEB
12

  A new study found that defined benefit pensions are best for teachers. According to the University of California, Berkeley study, “switching to an account-based retirement system ...
https://ista-in.org/study-401k-style-retirement-systems-discourage-teachers-to-stay-in-profession

 

 

FEB
11

  HB 1005 (Dale DeVon – R, South Bend) was heard in the Senate Education and Career Development Committee Wednesday for the first time since passing the House.   The bill ...
https://ista-in.org/ista-tells-committee-to-open-mentoring-programs-to-all-teachers

 

 

FEB
04

  Earlier this month, ISTA identified seven bad education bills we planned to track this legislative session. During the legislative process, we have added an additional bill and have ...
https://ista-in.org/update-eight-bad-bills-for-education

 

 

FEB
02

  HB 1004 (Rep. Bob Behning, R – Indianapolis) was heard on 2nd reading Tuesday with expectations it will come for a final vote on Wednesday.   Keep calling and emailing your ...
https://ista-in.org/bill-offering-false-solutions-to-teacher-shortage-up-for-final-house-vote-wednesday

 

 

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