Search Result for: Indiana


indiana Funding Declining and Unlikely to Improve

...s are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Under indiana’s new biennial budget, declining enrollment will mean declining funding. And, schools will also have to absorb major cuts in funds for teacher training and programs for English Language Learners. Previous budgets had provided a cushion for rural and other districts with declining enrollments, and rural representatives had allies in urban representatives whose schools are experiencing...
Date: 2009-07-18

indiana Legislature Starves Small Districts; Feeds Voucher Program

...school districts in the Hoosier state will have to overcome major financial shortfalls now that the indiana Legislature has implemented a new school funding formula that reduces state funding for smaller districts and eliminates grant programs for districts with fewer than 600 students and for districts with declining enrollments. Three suburban districts with rapidly increasing enrollment have withdrawn a school funding lawsuit that they had filed against the state after reviewing the new...
Date: 2011-06-25

indiana Says No More Bus Fees

...blished Attorney General’s opinion states that charging students school bus fees violates the indiana State Constitution because it is a form of tuition. Attorney General Greg Zoeller said that transportation has been defined as part of the uniform system of education and that funding transportation is the sole responsibility of the school corporation (Indian’s term for district). In 2006, the indiana Supreme Court ruled that mandatory fees charged to all students were unconstitution...
Date: 2010-07-23

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

... Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Richard Hanna, New York Todd Rokita, indiana Larry Bucshon, indiana Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania Kristi Noem, South Dakota Martha Roby, Alabama Joe Heck, Nevada Dennis Ross, Florida Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania     Democrats Georg...
Date: 2011-11-29

Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost Effective Schools

...tests tend to have decentralized governance structures. For example, only nine states (Connecticut, indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Nebraska) scored above the national average in both 8th grade mathematics and 8th grade science on the most recent test. All of these states have highly decentralized governance structures with many small local schools, many locally elected school boards, and many local superintendents. Eliminating districts almost always r...
Date: 2003-06-01

Arizona Taxpayers Barred from Challenging Tuition Tax Credit Program

...4/10/opinion/10sun2.html Other states considering tuition tax credit-type legislation, including indiana, have been following the Arizona case very closely: www.jconline.com/article/20110406/NEWS04/104060320/Court-ruling-school-money-stirs-voucher-bill-debate Read more from the April 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-04-27

Discipline, Teachers, Curriculum, Preschool: Equity a Big Challenge in U.S. Schools

...wever, prior research, including research from the UCLA Civil Rights Project, the Equity Project at indiana University, the Advancement Project, and the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Action Collaborative among others, has found that there are no racially significant differences in behavior among students. However, research has consistently confirmed that African-American students, as well as Latino and American Indian students to a lesser extent, receive harsher punishments than white stude...
Date: 2014-03-24

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...fficer (State Superintendent of Education)? Answer: Fourteen. Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, indiana, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Read more from the December 2008 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2008-12-03

Facts and Figures About Rural Students of Color

...a (118.4%); Nebraska (118.1%); Maine (107.5%); Kansas (103.8%); Utah (102.8%); Oregon (102.3%); and indiana (1.2.0%). Read more from the January 2009 Rural Policy Matters.  ...
Date: 2009-01-02

Facts and Figures: States That Spend Less Than $5,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

...s are Arizona ($4,249), Utah ($4,471), Oklahoma ($4,483), Tennessee ($4,518), Mississippi ($4,578), indiana ($4,808), Colorado ($4,820), Illinois ($4,910), Arkansas ($4,915), Florida ($4,962), Ohio ($4,974), and Missouri ($4,996). The national average for rural instructional expenditures is $5,657. (Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.) Read more from th...
Date: 2012-11-26

Middle School Suspension Report

...of California at Los Angeles and Russell Skiba of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at indiana University. The report examines the frequency of the use of suspension, analyzes suspensions by the race/ethnicity of students, and follows trends over time. Notably, the report focuses on middle schools. Although few studies separate middle school suspension data from other grades, which tends to mask the frequency of suspension use in middle grades, several studies that do disaggregate...
Date: 2010-09-28

New Report Finds Consolidation More Likely to Yield Harm Than Benefit

...s of changes in elementary school size to student achievement. It found that increasing the size of indiana elementary schools led to significantly lower student achievement and predicted future economic costs that outweighed any potential savings. Another important section of the report focuses on the “experience” of consolidation by students, families, school leaders/proponents, and communities. Students and families in schools that are closed are more likely to experience harm th...
Date: 2011-02-28

Nominations for the 2015 Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership are Now Being Accepted

... the WW MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership, which was launched this summer at the University of indianapolis with the goal of raising the quality and relevance of principal and superintendent education and creating similar programs at two other indiana institutions. The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal is to address the United States' twin educational achievement gaps: ...
Date: 2014-09-10

Paying Teachers for Performance: Issues and Dilemmas for Rural Schools, Teacher Tenure

... toughened initial tenure requirements also made it easier to revoke tenure. For example, Colorado, indiana, and Tennessee would return tenured teachers to “probationary” status after two consecutive years of “ineffective” evaluations. Wisconsin explicitly allows districts to dismiss teachers on the basis of student test scores.  Require pay-for-performance. Most states that changed teacher evaluation policies authorized or mandated the use of evaluations in es...
Date: 2011-07-29

Reducing Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

...at summarize actions in other states to end zero-tolerance, including North Carolina, Delaware, and indiana: www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/more-schools-are-rethinking-zero-tolerance/2011/05/26/AGSIKmGH_story.html www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-boyle/when-we-ban-kids-from-sch_b_863177.html Read more from the June 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-06-25