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Legislators say a 20-point drop in the ISTEP passing rate is about what they expected after the transition to new state standards. Legislators are rushing through bills to shield school accountability grades and teacher pay from being punished for score drops based on a switch...
ISTEP scores plummeted as expected, though unlike previous years, the scores probably will mean nothing in the end. The Department of Education says passing rates for both the math and language portions of the standardized test dropped by more than 20-percentage points in 2015,...
Conventions are a huge part of what helps sell Indianapolis to visitors every year--with Gen Con typically being the biggest draw. It was last year’s controversial RFRA law that caused trouble between the city and Gen Con operators...a matter that has since been smoothed over...
One of the homes raided by police in connection with the Plainfield school threat investigation (image courtesy of Katie Heinz/RTV6) Police and other law enforcement agencies might have a break in the case of the threats made against Plainfield schools and other locations. There...
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (center) and Speaker Brian Bosma (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Legislators' first act as the new session gets underway will be to shield teachers and schools from an expected drop in ISTEP scores. But more leaders are getting behind a move...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) A day after Governor Pence announced his legislative agenda, Senate Republicans have chimed in with their own, calling for an increase in Indiana's cap on malpractice verdicts, and limits on...
As far as big events go 2016 is going to be a busy one for the city of Indianapolis. Conventions are a huge part of what helps sell Indianapolis to visitors every year--with Gen Con typically being the biggest draw. It was last year’s controversial RFRA law that caused trouble...
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is now an estimated $450 million. That's the largest since February of last year. Powerball has only been higher than $400 million five other times. If someone wins, Wednesday's jackpot will be the fourth largest in Powerball history. The all-...
Gary Democrat Earline Rogers, one of the longest-serving members of the General Assembly, is retiring. Rogers says she won't run for a sixth Senate term, ending a 34-year statehouse career -- eight years in the House and 26 in the Senate. Rogers never served in the majority in...