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Here are the Indiana education bills that passed in 2022

Though Indiana’s 2022 legislative session lasted just two months, lawmakers managed to pack the calendar with education legislation. Some of the most controversial bills that would have imposed restrictions on teachers and libraries stalled and died. But another bill banning transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports is headed to the desk of Gov. Eric […]

How Indiana’s anti-CRT bill failed even with a GOP supermajority

It seemed like a slam dunk: A proposal for more parental oversight in schools, approved in other Republican-led states, in front of Indiana’s Republican supermajority. Instead, a wide-ranging bill to restrict what teachers could say about race and racism stalled and died last week after vocal opposition from a broad coalition, a series of gaffes […]

Indiana’s ‘divisive concepts’ bill dies in the Senate

The Indiana Senate late Monday killed a bill that sought to restrict how teachers teach about race and racism. Senate sponsor Linda Rogers (R-Granger) declined to call forward the watered-down House Bill 1134 on the Senate floor on Monday — the deadline for bills to receive a second reading there — after lawmakers twice delayed considering […]

Indiana House sends sweeping anti-CRT bill to the Senate

The Indiana House on Wednesday passed a sweeping bill that would ban schools from teaching “divisive concepts” of race and racism and from making students feel guilt or discomfort because of their race or ethnicity. The Republican-controlled body passed House Bill 1134 on a 60-37 vote. It now heads to the Senate, which abandoned its […]

Indiana bills seek to regulate teaching race in upcoming session

Indiana would ban the teaching of certain ideas about race, including those that might make any student feel guilty or uncomfortable, while also prohibiting schools from requiring employee training on banned race-related ideas, according to two bills drafted for the legislature. The state will convene its annual legislative session on Tuesday. The two wide-ranging bills […]

IPS won’t renew Ignite Achievement Academy contract

Indianapolis Public Schools will end ties with a charter school operator that tried and failed to improve one of the district’s turnaround schools. The school board unanimously approved the district’s recommendation on Thursday to not renew its contract with Ignite Achievement Academy after a review of its five-year term found that Ignite’s students are performing […]