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Teachers and Talent Get Top Billing

By Jason Bearce, vice president of education and workforce development * PDF version available for printing * With strong backing from the Indiana Chamber, state lawmakers doubled down on proposals aimed at better retaining Indiana’s classroom teachers, skilling up Hoosier workers and promoting closer alignment between the state’s education and employment sectors. Teachers Are Head of the Class … [...]

2019-05-15T10:50:17-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Next Steps for Pair of Chamber Priority Bills in Education and Workforce Development

House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), was heard in the Senate Education and Career Development Committee this week. The measure takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. The Chamber’s Jason Bearce testified, “If students take one of the two courses presented in this [...]

2019-03-15T12:58:41-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Moving Up Start Date for Appointed State Superintendent Clears the House

House Bill 1005 – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Authored by Rep. Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) Under this legislation, Indiana’s next superintendent of public instruction would now be appointed by the Governor in January 2021 instead of four years later. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Heard and passed by the full House 70-29 on Thursday. Chamber Action/Commentary: Legislation that signaled [...]

2019-01-25T13:41:11-04:00January 25th, 2019|

Top Story: Quick Hits on Workforce Development, State Superintendent and Nurse Licensure Compact Bills

The Indiana Chamber testified in support of two priority education and workforce development bills this week: House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. In testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, Chamber President Kevin Brinegar relayed [...]

2019-01-18T15:40:42-04:00January 18th, 2019|