Indiana General Assembly

The dashboard could replace Indiana’s current measure of school performance: the A-F grading system.
Republican leaders have said they expect to increase funding for K-12 schools while also expanding school choice.
Funding for schools with fewer students who live in poverty has increased faster than funding for schools with more such students, one group said.
Like many other states, Indiana is leaning on tutoring to help students recover from the effects of the COVID quarantines and school closures.
The Republican-dominated Indiana state legislature voted to overturn Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of House Enrolled Act 1041, which bans transgender girls from girl’s youth sports.
Besides leading Center for Inquiry School 2, IPS principal Andrea Hunley is running for State Senate district 46 in the May 3 primary.
The Indiana legislature didn’t pass restrictions on race and racism or stocking certain material in school libraries, but the bills that did pass are still likely to affect teaching and learning.
A wide-ranging bill to restrict what teachers could say about race and racism died in Indiana despite anticipation that the state would pass it.
Some Indiana lawmakers signaled their interest in adding back parts of the controversial bill to other pieces of legislation in the final weeks of the session.
The Indiana Senate has killed a bill that sought to restrict how teachers taught race and racism. Senators missed a deadline to move the bill forward.
Rep. Bob Behning, who is the chair of Indiana’s House Education Committee, tried to clarify his remarks Thursday after they drew criticism on Twitter.
House Bill 1134 restricts teaching three ideas that Indiana lawmakers describe as “divisive,” a limit that has drawn overwhelming public criticism.
Dozens of speakers told Indiana senators Wednesday that no changes could fix House Bill 1134, which bans three “divisive concepts” from the classroom.
Indiana’s House Bill 1134 could be amended to list 3 ‘divisive concepts’ that teachers could not teach and to make curriculum review committees optional for schools.
Indiana lawmakers want to crack down on Tech Trep, a controversial home-schooling program that lets families use public funding to buy school supplies.
The Indiana House and Senate have passed several education-related bills ahead of deadlines. They now go to the other chamber.
Advocates say there’s a power imbalance between districts and families in disputes over special education.
House Bill 1190 received support from public speakers and other lawmakers, though some questioned why it was needed if federal law protected free speech on college campuses.
Educators have criticized the Indiana House bill, arguing that it would effectively silence classroom discussions of racism and history as teachers fear losing their licenses over complaints.
An Indiana House bill would require school board candidates to add their political party affiliation to the ballot, or identify as independent.
Senate Bill 167 delineates eight points that educators wouldn’t be able to broach, establishes curriculum review committees, and requires schools to post their lesson materials online.
Critical race theory, school curriculum targeted for parental and community oversight in Indiana Republican legislative proposals.
Indiana is leveraging federal stimulus funds to offer more vouchers for low-income families to send children to pre-K and child care.
Indiana lawmakers added $1.9 billion to school funding, which will help raise teacher pay and also expand private-school voucher for middle-class families
An Indiana House bill could boost by 40% the number of students, many from middle-class families, receiving state subsidies for private schooling
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