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Explosive voucher growth makes help for public schools more difficult

Explosive voucher growth makes help for public schools more difficult
For immediate release: Oct. 31, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee, today issued the following statement on the potential for helping Indiana’s public schools in the next biennial state budget: “As we continue to try and make sense of the recent House Republican claims that they intend to help Indiana’s public schools recover from the funding problems that these same House Republicans Read More...

Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh to reward class for collecting food

Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh to reward class for collecting food
For immediate release: Oct. 24, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh (Crown Point) will reward a Crown Point High School class with breakfast foods for winning an intra-school contest to see which class could collect the most food items for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The winners are the 29 members of Lori Ryser’s first-hour class, which meets from 7:35-8:47 a.m. That is the hour the breakfast will be served on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class collected 150 food Read More...

Legislator laments governor's failure to help schoolchildren who lack resources

Legislator laments governor's failure to help schoolchildren who lack resources
For immediate release: Oct. 22, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Education Committee, said he was shocked and greatly disappointed that Gov. Mike Pence would not sign an application for an $80 million federal grant that would have enabled 2,000 low-income children the opportunity for early childhood education. “The General Assembly has been working in a bipartisan manner to open the doors of opportunity for Indiana’s Read More...