The law does not restrict the number of waivers districts can grant to graduating students. But it does restrict the percentage of waiver students they can count toward their reported graduation rates, beginning with the 2023-24 school year.
Backers of the law say it will help protect children from pornography and gives the public more power to ensure school districts are acting appropriately.
Indiana has joined several other states in passing laws that require schools to use curriculum materials that stress phonics when teaching students to read. The state is putting over $100 million behind the effort.
The new law — a priority for GOP lawmakers at the start of the 2023 legislative session — creates Career Scholarship Accounts to pay for internships and apprenticeships with local employers for students in grades 10-12.
Hope Academyis celebrating its 17th graduating class since opening in 2006 as the state’s first recovery high school.
The two Teachers of the Year can choose to compete in the statewide Teacher of the Year competition run by the Indiana Department of Education.
School districts in four counties will have to share increases in property tax revenues with charters, among other changes to Indiana’s education funding laws this year.
The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired will temporarily occupy two buildings.
Nikia Garland has applied for several grants to enhance the learning experience of her students. Her latest fellowship will bring her to Norway.
Higher education leaders and advocates for the laws stressed that finances are a barrier for students, especially when they don’t know what aid’s available to them.
We’re preparing young people for the past, and students feel the disconnect.
Multiple Republican-led states have created or expanded private school choice this year.
Morgan joined IPS as the district’s chief academic officer in the midst of the pandemic.
The new principals will plan for academic program changes at their schools slated for 2024-25, while “district administrators at large” perform day-to-day tasks.
The three Marion County school districts hope to use the referendum funding for staff, buildings, and some initiatives started with federal coronavirus relief funding.

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