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Key Education Bills Ready for Floor Votes

Computer Science Bill Passes Committee Unanimously Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching computer science. [...]

2018-02-23T13:20:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Computer Science Bill Easily Passes Senate

Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching computer science. Requires the Department of Education to: [...]

2018-02-02T13:41:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor; Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Legislation Well Received; and Other Education Updates

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor    Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching [...]

2018-01-26T14:32:25+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

Chamber Priority Bill on Computer Science Clears Senate Committee; House Workforce Bill Gets First Hearing; Competency Based Education Legislation Moves to Ways and Means

Chamber Priority Bill on Computer Science Clears Senate Committee Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in [...]

2018-01-19T14:51:48+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Short Session Starts With a Flurry of Activity

The Governor and General Assembly have continually heard from Hoosier employers on the need for a skilled workforce – and better aligning state programs with job demand. The good news is bills are being introduced to address those concerns. While only a handful of measures have been released to date, we are seeing legislation related to training tax credits [...]

2018-01-05T13:39:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Chamber AnnouncesTop Legislative Priorities for 2018

Closing the skills gap to enable more jobs to be filled and ensuring the state’s tax environment is ripe for business expansion are top priorities for the Indiana Chamber in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. These initiatives and more were announced today at our annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where six state legislators were also honored as 2017 Indiana [...]

2017-11-20T14:38:37+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Indiana Chamber Unveils Top Legislative Priorities for 2018, Honors Six ‘Champion’ Lawmakers for 2017 Efforts

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Closing the skills gap to enable more jobs to be filled and ensuring the state’s tax environment is ripe for business expansion are top priorities for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. These initiatives and more were announced today at the organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where six state legislators were [...]

2017-11-20T13:17:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Chamber Comments on Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s legislative agenda announced today. Overall statement: “We see evidence everyday of Indiana’s economic and job accomplishments. This agenda – particularly clarifying software-as-a-service (SaaS) tax treatment, increased management of our water resources, accelerating efforts on autonomous vehicles and expanding STEM opportunities through increased computer [...]

2017-11-08T10:58:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|