Morning Bell: Oversight Of School Voucher Program To Stay With Superintendent Ritz
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House Speaker Brian Bosma says he's satisfied state superintendent Glenda Ritz can administer the school voucher program.
Brian Bosma drops proposal to strip Glenda Ritz of voucher authority – “A bill that would have wrested control of the state private school voucher program from her oversight and put it under Gov. Mike Pence’s authority was dropped by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and is dead — for now.” Indianapolis Star
Senate Votes To Halt Common Core Standards – “Indiana is a step closer to taking a momentary break from implementation of the Common Core educational standards. The state Senate Thursday passed legislation halting the nationally-developed set of academic standards adopted in 45 states.” Indiana Public Media
School safety bill focus of Zoeller visit – “Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited the Tippecanoe School Corp. on Thursday as part of a speaking tour to promote the bill, which, in part, would open two-year matching grants of up to $50,000 for districts to create a position that fits a new legal definition of “school resource officer” to be added to state statute.” Lafayette Journal and Courier
Grant to help ISU, Vigo schools expand dual credit opportunities – “In a dual-credit course, students earn both high school and college credit, which can translate into significant savings in college tuition costs. It also can help them complete college in four years or sooner.” Terre Haute Tribune-Star