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JAN
06

  A bill to hold schools harmless for a predicted drop in ISTEP scores has passed an initial legislative hurdle. Under SB 200,(R – Auburn) the high-stakes A-F accountability grades for ...
https://ista-in.org/despite-objections-by-education-reform-groups-bill-holding-schools-harmless-passes-committee

 

 

JAN
06

  Wednesday was the first House Education Committee hearing of the 2016 legislative session, and the results appear positive for Hoosier educators.   Rep. Bob Behning’s ...
https://ista-in.org/bill-pausing-istep-scores-impact-on-teacher-evaluations-improved

 

 

JAN
05

  HB 1003 (Rep. Bob Behning (R), Indianapolis) purports to prevent the 2014-15 ISTEP scores from being used in teacher evaluations and limit their impact on teachers’ ...
https://ista-in.org/tell-legislators-to-pass-a-clean-bill-to-hold-teachers-harmless

 

 

JAN
04

  Registration is now open for the second annual Good Teaching Conference 2016! The Good Teaching Conference is designed by teachers, for teachers to support excellent teaching and learning ...
https://ista-in.org/looking-for-professional-development-opportunities-register-for-the-good-teaching-conference

 

 

JAN
04

  UPDATE 1/8/16: Take action against this bill   In an op-ed in the Indianapolis Star, State Board of Education member Vince Bertram advocates for a recently proposed bill by Sen. ...
https://ista-in.org/creating-more-winners-and-losers-will-not-solve-teacher-shortage

 

 

DEC
23

  UPDATE 1/8/16: Take action against this bill   It’s no secret that a long held goal by some is to break teacher unions in Indiana. In the last decade, a slew of ...
https://ista-in.org/lawmaker-aims-to-bust-unions-and-divide-teachers-in-name-of-teacher-shortage

 

 

DEC
22

  Many of us choose to retire at 65 and spend time doing what we love, but Beverlie Beck has been doing what she loves for 61½ years, and doesn’t plan on quitting. Beck serves ...
https://ista-in.org/more-than-60-years-teaching-and-still-passionate

 

 

DEC
21

  Following the controversy and mismanagement of this year’s ISTEP, there is a lack of confidence in the test results. ISTA has long held that there should be a pause in ...
https://ista-in.org/are-legislators-using-flawed-istep-data-to-expand-private-school-vouchers

 

 

DEC
16

  Confidence in ISTEP is at an all-time low after an Indianapolis Star investigation found that CTB/McGraw-Hill, the company behind the controversial test, knew about inaccurate ISTEP scores ...
https://ista-in.org/istep-disaster-how-did-we-get-here

 

 

DEC
11

  Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the federal education law known as the Elementary and ...
https://ista-in.org/ista-welcomes-new-education-law-to-create-greater-opportunity-for-every-student-to-succeed

 

 

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