education

DeVos hands out millions to charter schools while public schools suffer

October 4, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is giving Indiana $59 million of tax money to expand charter.

Governor signs into law two bills authored by Summers

April 13, 2017

For immediate release: April 13, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – Two measures authored by State Representative Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) to create study committees on issues that concern.

House GOP squashes Porter efforts at fiscal responsibility, accountability

March 27, 2017

For immediate release: March 27, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Republicans told State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis) and fellow House Democrats that they are.

Stan Jones and his contributions to Indiana education memorialized by General Assembly

March 21, 2017

For immediate release: March 21, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) offered a House Concurrent Resolution Tuesday honoring former State Rep. Stan Jones.

High-quality public education a key government responsibility, says Rep. Wright in letter to DeVos

March 2, 2017

For immediate release: March 2, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – Below is the text of a letter that State Rep. Melanie Wright has sent to U.S. Education.

Rep. Vernon G. Smith says session’s education bills have a sum negative value

March 2, 2017

For immediate release: March 2, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the education bills that have been successful at this halfway.

Representative Summers’ incentive to support improving teacher practices advances

February 20, 2017

For immediate release: Feb. 20, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the Indiana House unanimously passed legislation authored by State Representative Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) that creates.

Opposition to voucher expansion in Pre-K bill voiced by Rep. Vernon G. Smith

February 7, 2017

For immediate release: Feb. 7, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Education Committee, spoke out strongly.