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FEB
26

  A controversial teacher pay bill, HB 1004, that was up for a final vote in the Senate has been killed after teachers voiced their opposition through letters, email and social media. ...
https://ista-in.org/senate-kills-hb-1004-but-sb-10-still-looms

 

 

FEB
25

  Today, ISTA was pleased to learn that the Senate killed House Bill 1004, the divisive bill that would have allowed administrators to determine teachers’ salary supplements outside of ...
https://ista-in.org/ista-statement-on-the-death-of-hb-1004

 

 

FEB
23

  ISTA will host a special Lobby Day of Action this Thursday at the Statehouse. We must continue our efforts to defeat HB 1004.   As you know, we have been working hard to kill the ...
https://ista-in.org/special-lobby-day-of-action-this-thurs

 

 

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

 

 

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