Education news

A proposal moving forward at the statehouse would allow school districts to ask voters for a property tax increase specifically to pay for school safety projects.

State lawmakers voted to stop the kind of active shooter training that injured several Indiana elementary school teachers this year. The amendment to House Bill 1004 – a wide-ranging school safety funding bill – prohibits the use of projectiles during school training or drills. 

Lawmakers are looking at ways to improve the resolution process when parents file formal complaints against a school for not providing services their child needs, but it could be some time before changes are implemented.

Lawmakers are scaling back a proposal to make the U.S. citizenship civics test a high school graduation requirement for Hoosiers.

Applications for the state’s On My Way Pre-K program are open for next school year. The program offers preschool grants to low-income families.

A second guidance counselor from Roncalli High School says the school won't renew her contract because of her relationship with a woman.

Late last year, Lynn Starkey was the second guidance counselor from Roncalli High School to file an Equal Employment Opportunity commission discrimination claim against the school.

Lawmakers in the Senate gave final approval on a bill Tuesday to make Indiana’s next schools chief an appointed one. Now the bill heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.

"This I Believe": Doing Your Best

Mar 15, 2019
Author: Samantha St. Myer (Rossville HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in doing your best. Even when everything is going wrong in your life, you can

make a difference. You can keep pushing and get through the bad times, and you can

Senate lawmakers heard hours of testimony Thursday from teachers and education professionals urging the state to give schools, and ultimately teachers, more money

As lawmakers push forward a measure for the governor to appoint the state’s next schools chief starting in 2021, some question the requirements for the job.