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Education and Workforce Development: Chamber in Favor of New Graduation Requirement Approved by State Board

This week, the Indiana State Board of Education approved new, more rigorous high school graduation requirements for Hoosier students. The vote came following more than six hours of testimony. This took place after the Indiana General Assembly requested that the State Board find alternative paths for students to graduate, in order to address the issue of students being unprepared [...]

2017-12-08T14:00:08+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

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|

Mega Workforce Bills Still Need Work; High School Diploma Measures Pass

Mega Workforce Development Bills Switch Sides – Still Need Some Work Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the [...]

2018-02-09T14:19:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|