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Two Positive Education Bills, One Negative One Moving in Senate

House Bill 1002 (Teacher Evaluations), authored by Rep. Anthony Cook (R-Cicero), was heard by the Senate Education Committee this week with the committee expected to vote on the bill next week. The Chamber testified in opposition to the bill alongside other education reform advocates, including the Institute for Quality Education and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. The measure [...]

2020-02-21T12:41:58-05:00February 21st, 2020|

Education and Workforce Development QUICK TAKES: Midterm Decidedly Mixed – Priority Bill Passes Senate, While Backward Steps on Accountability Continue

At the halfway mark of the 2020 Indiana General Assembly, the policy pendulum continues to swing away from education reform in the midst of an impending election and “Red for Ed” rallies. Though the verdict on this session is decidedly mixed at this point, there are a few silver linings from an education/workforce standpoint. Senate Bill 2 (School Accountability), [...]

2020-02-11T09:52:04-05:00February 7th, 2020|

Lawmakers Signal Retreat on School Accountability Tied to Student Achievement

Senate Bill 2 and HB 1001 are parallel bills being fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly that call for a two-year pause, or “hold harmless,” on school performance designations (“A-F” letter grades). Student progress on annual state assessments is a key factor in determining school letter grades under an education accountability system designed to help parents and policymakers understand [...]

2020-01-13T16:10:47-05:00January 13th, 2020|

Top Story: Lawmakers Signal Retreat on School Accountability Tied to Student Achievement

SB 2 – School Accountability, authored by Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) HB 1001 – School Accountability, authored by Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) HB 1002 – Teacher Evaluations, authored by Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) Chamber position: Oppose The latest: Senate Bill 2 passed unanimously by the Senate Education and Career Committee (12-0). Meanwhile, HB 1001 and HB 1002 also passed unanimously by [...]

2020-01-10T13:36:09-05:00January 10th, 2020|