Indiana State Teachers Association

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The Indiana House will soon weigh in on whether teachers need extra steps to authorize union dues taken from their paychecks, but it comes after the bill passed the Senate in an unusual way.

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The limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines is causing tension as states roll out plans for who should get shots first, and school advocates in Indiana are pressing for more access for teachers.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb's state budget proposal is receiving mixed reviews from education groups, after he unveiled his financial priorities for the state last week.

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Indiana's teachers unions are pressing lawmakers to take significant action on teacher compensation in 2021. The American Federation of Teachers Indiana and the Indiana State Teachers Association released their legislative priorities this week. 

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The Indiana State Teachers Association is calling on the governor and schools to take more action as schools have reported more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases.

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Indiana's data dashboard for school COVID-19 cases is now public, and the state's largest teachers union says it's a critical step to fight misinformation about what's happening in schools.

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The political action committee tied to the largest teachers union in Indiana is not endorsing a candidate in the race for governor.

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Teachers across the state are breathing a collective sigh of relief today, and many are praising the decision not to cut funding for K-12 schools this year even as Indiana faces major financial shortfalls.

Indiana’s state tests have changed half a dozen times for students in the past decade, and with so much on the line, teachers, schools – and families – are trying to keep up.

Educators have long asked for state lawmakers to cut back on the number of policy changes and requirements placed on schools, but some efforts at the statehouse are receiving mixed feedback. 

The Indiana State Teachers Association is pressing forward on demands for lawmakers to send more funding to schools for better teacher pay despite most legislative leaders saying big budget asks have to wait until 2021.

All IN: Red for Ed

Nov 19, 2019

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission met publicly for the first time Monday night. In January, Gov. Eric Holcomb tasked the commission with finding innovative ways to raise teacher salaries. 

The former president of the teachers union representing Indianapolis Public Schools pleaded guilty Monday in federal court for embezzlement of more than $100,000 from the labor group.

Rhondalyn Cornett, 54, now faces up to 20 years in prison, fines and more, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. 

Thousands of teachers are starting the process of renewing their teaching licenses before a new law goes into effect that requires educators to learn more about workforce and career-related needs for their students and communities.

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