The Department of Workforce Development is proposing a cut in state funding for several life-skills classes that teach things like basic nutrition and personal finance. The plan has upset some teachers and education officials.
It’s a Tuesday morning, just before 7. It’s still dark outside and a group of more than 20 teachers from Bedford, just south of Bloomington, are getting on a school bus. They’re going to the Statehouse.
Thousands of educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education. The Indiana State Teacher Association says its focus is three-pronged: ILEARN hold harmless, repeal career awareness licensure requirement, and use surplus money for public schools.
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.