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Top negotiators gives signs of consensus

A bill that would allow flexibility in education spending for Indiana schools, came to a screeching halt last week over what Representative Greg Porter of Indianapolis, says was contention over as few as eight words.

But now it appears the bill may have cleared the final hurdles as top negotiators for the democrats and republicans may have signaled their intent to sign the conference committee.

Speaking with reporters, Porter said he was optimistic. He continued by saying the bill isn’t perfect, but it is the best thing for the children of Indiana.

Brian Caoimhghin Flood


Young Students Learn Hands On About Solar Power

Pupils at a northwest Indiana elementary school will learn about renewable energy in a year-long program, but not just through textbooks. Michael Puente reports.

Governor Endorses New Tech Schools Expansion

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels today endorsed a model of high school education that emphasizes math, science and technology, saying he wants as many schools to convert to it by the time he leaves office in 2013. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Poll Show Some Would Pay More Taxes for Certain Improvements

According to a poll from the Bowen Center at Ball State University, a majority of Hoosiers say they would pay more taxes for improvements to education, health care and the environment.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Long Thompson Unveils Education Plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson says if elected governor, she will make reducing Indiana’s high school dropout rate a top education priority for her administration.  She points to a high school dropout rate of around 30 percent as a major indicator that something different has to be done.

Long Thompson proposes lowering the drop out rate by allowing students the option to finish high school in five years.  She says she has other education initiatives that include a literacy program that relies on textbook publishers to donate story books monthly to Hoosier children until they reach age five.  Long Thompson says she also wants to expand a state funded scholarship for children in low income families to attend college.  Governor Mitch Daniels released his education priorities last month.  Among those are complete funding for full day kindergarten and leasing the lottery to a private company in exchange for six thousand dollars for each high school graduate to use to help pay for college.

Daniels Wants to Shield Educators from Discipline Lawsuits

Governor Mitch Daniels says he wants to make teachers immune from school discipline lawsuits if they are acting in good faith when they punish a student.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Education Candidates Make Joint Appearance


The two men vying to become Indiana’s next superintendent of public instruction made their first joint public appearance in Indianapolis today.  Before a group of retired teachers meeting in the capitol city, Republican Tony Bennett and Democrat Richard Wood each laid out their plans if elected to direct the state’s education policy.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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