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Public Education
Despite lowest growth in spending per pupil, Indiana student scores rank third in nation

(The Center Square) ‚Äď While Indiana has increased its public education spending at a lower rate than most of the country, student tests rank among the best, according to a… Read More

March 11, 2024
Public Education
‚ÄėHe has to be accountable‚Äô: Indiana school district refused to arrest teen student who assaulted 74-year-old teacher

An elderly Indiana teacher was viciously beaten by a teenage student, but the victim says officials have done little to discipline the teen. Robert Gooding, a 74-year-old substitute teacher, was… Read More

March 1, 2024
Courts
School board members arrested for finance fraud in campaign against conservative, pro-parent candidates

Arrest warrants were issued for several Indiana school board members this week amid allegations of campaign finance fraud in 2022, when they faced a group of pro-parent candidates in a… Read More

February 23, 2024
Legislation
Indiana lawmakers want cellphones limited in classrooms

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Indiana lawmakers want students to be better readers, and one way they want to make sure it happens is by limiting cellphone use in classrooms. Sen. Read More

February 22, 2024
Public Education
Indiana AG launches ‚ÄėEyes on Education‚Äô portal to empower parental rights in public education¬†¬†

Indiana has launched an online “education portal‚ÄĚ where objectionable content in schools can be reported by parents, students and teachers.¬† The office of Indiana‚Äôs Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita announced… Read More

February 16, 2024
Culture
Indiana AG launches portal for parents to monitor public schools’ discriminatory policies, content

(The Daily Signal) ‚ÄstIndiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced, in an exclusive interview Monday with¬†The Daily Signal, the¬†launch of a public portal¬†online for parents in the state‚Äôs public… Read More

February 7, 2024
Public Education
Indiana bill would enable public school students to receive off-site faith-based instruction during school day

Indiana legislators are considering a bill that would allow ‚Äúreleased-time‚ÄĚ religious instruction for students during the school day at the discretion of their parents. The bill,… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Report: Indiana chronic absences in schools doubles in six years

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Indiana‚Äôs number of students chronically absent from school has more than doubled from six years ago. Nearly 25% percent, or 256,010, were considered chronic absentees in… Read More

October 13, 2023
Culture
Linking school choice to segregation part of ‚Äėliberal lies,‚Äô says Sen. Tim Scott. Data backs him up

Teachers’ unions and some public school activists like to argue school choice is a modern form of segregation, a claim Sen. Tim Scott calls a lie. Read More

September 19, 2023
Courts
Convicted murderer sues, wants state to pay for gender transition surgery

(The Center Square) ‚Äď 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
Public Education
Indiana teachers are only paid 23% of their per-classroom funding. Where does the rest of the money go?

The average 20-student K-12 classroom in Indiana receives more than $234,000 in local, state and federal funding, local media reported. However, the… Read More

August 25, 2023
Legislation
Indiana’s abortion ban in effect, doctors subject to penalties

(The Daily Signal) ‚Äď Indiana‚Äôs near-total¬†abortion ban¬†is set to go into effect Tuesday. The restrictions put forth in the state‚Äôs Senate Bill 1 prohibit abortions at… Read More

August 1, 2023
Christian Schools
Indiana microschool empowers previously failing students, provides ‚Äėhomeschooling on steroids‚Äô¬†

For Jill Haskins, payday at her job involves the students whose lives changed just by attending Streams of Hope Christian School.  One striking example is a student who transferred at… Read More

July 24, 2023
Public Education
Indiana superintendent who resigned over $1.2 million in fraud payments gets special role in district

(The Center Square) ‚Äď The former superintendent of Manchester Community Schools in Manchester, Indiana mistakenly paid over $1 million to fraudsters posing as a legitimate construction company resigned yesterday and… Read More

July 13, 2023
Culture
Parental rights advocates call out Indiana professor for op-ed against parents

An Indiana assistant professor is being criticized after pitting parents‚Äô rights against children‚Äôs ‚Äúright to learn to be free thinkers‚ÄĚ in a column for the Indianapolis Star. Sarah J. Reynolds,… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Indiana assessment scores show schools ‘have more work to do’

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Results from this year‚Äôs educational assessment tests for Indiana elementary and middle school students show mixed results as children continue their learning recovery as the state… Read More

July 13, 2023
Legislation
Indiana school choice program sees largest growth in years

(Daily Caller News Foundation) ‚Äď During the 2022-2023 school year, Indiana‚Äôs school choice program recorded its largest growth since the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a recent analysis by the… Read More

July 11, 2023
Courts
Indiana Supreme Court rules abortion ban is constitutional

(Daily Caller News Foundation) ‚Äď The Indiana Supreme Court issued a decision Friday that said the state‚Äôs abortion ban was constitutional in a 4-1 ruling. Senate… Read More

July 5, 2023
Christian Schools
More families than ever are enrolling in school choice programs

School choice programs nationwide are experiencing surges of growth as parents of eligible students seek out the best education for their children. Enrollment in Indiana‚Äôs Choice… Read More

June 21, 2023
Courts
Judge blocks Indiana ban on minors’ access to hormones and puberty blockers, retains ban on cross-sex surgeries

A federal judge blocked key parts of a new Indiana law which would have prevented minors from legally accessing life-altering gender treatments such as¬†puberty blockers and hormones. Republican Gov. Eric… Read More

June 21, 2023