Steve Bittenbender

Steve Bittenbender is a reporter for The Center Square.

Public Education
Indiana AG tells colleges to protect Jewish students or risk federal funds

(The Center Square) – Citing several protests of Israel’s strikes against Hamas in Gaza that have taken place at colleges across Indiana, state Attorney General Todd Rokita reminded higher education… Read More

May 17, 2024
Public Education
Report: Kentucky education funding, performance trending in different directions

(The Center Square) – A report released Thursday by an in-state think tank found funding for Kentucky’s public schools has dramatically increased since 1990 while student performance has waned. John… Read More

January 5, 2024
Kentucky charter school supporters remain hopeful even after court ruling

(The Center Square) – Proponents of charter schools in Kentucky say they’re not deterred by a ruling from a Franklin Circuit Court judge who found a law requiring funding sources… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Education choice analysis pegs Kentucky 30th

(The Center Square) – A report released last week shows Kentucky has quite a bit of room for growth regarding educational choice initiatives. Kentucky was among a dozen states receiving… Read More

October 3, 2023
Convicted murderer sues, wants state to pay for gender transition surgery

(The Center Square) – A convicted murderer diagnosed with gender dysphoria is taking the Indiana Department of Correction to court, arguing that the government should cover surgical and medical needs. Read More

August 30, 2023