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Four of the 10 school districts with measures on the ballot failed to receive voter approval for school funding tax increases Tuesday night.

Scores from the so-called nation’s report card – also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress – were released this week, and test performance from Hoosier students dropped slightly in reading.

Next Tuesday, school districts across the state will ask voters to approve taxes to send more dollars to their public schools. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Purdue University researchers about $1 million to develop growing techniques for organic hemp production.

Republican legislative leaders are urging the state to use 2018 ISTEP scores for school letter grades and teacher evaluations this school year, instead of 2019 ILEARN scores. The move comes after widespread alarm from educators and state leaders about a drop in achievement on the state’s new ILEARN exam.

The state’s school accountability panel finalized its recommendations for the State Board of Education and General Assembly Tuesday, and under the proposal, schools would be graded primarily on what students do after high school. 

School counseling services, teacher training, and the governance of education in Indiana could all be changing in 2020. A group of lawmakers studying key education questions have finalized their recommendations for the General Assembly to consider next year.

State lawmakers have pointed to school referendum measures as one way to raise teachers’ pay, and a new state analysis reveals just how much teacher pay has increased in districts with voter-approved funding.

Delphi Community School Corporation

The former superintendent of the Delphi Community Schools has begun to talk about his firing now that a deal is done with the school corporation.

Greg Briles was let go in September after the Delphi School Board raised concerns about how the need for an emergency loan had seemingly snuck up on the district.

He says he’d intended to retire from his most recent job and now he’s not sure what’s next for his career – or for those who might succeed him.

Millions of dollars will make its way to teachers across Indiana through a federal grant award announced Tuesday, as part of efforts to help schools expand teacher professional development opportunities and supports.

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