The 2018 legislative session ended a bit more chaotically than expected, but lawmakers managed to work on and pass a variety of education legislation this year. But, some bills didn’t find the same levels of success as others. Here’s a recap of some legislation lawmakers proposed, passed, and denied around education policy. The bills that failed School Financial Management/Gary-Muncie Takeover Bill: HB 1315 In a major plot twist, the controversial school takeover/financial management bill...
Today: on this Reporter's Roundtable Thursday, we have "Post-Tribune" reporters Meredith Colias-Pete, Carole Carlson and Carrie Napoleon to talk about the stories they covered both in print and online. Much of what they worked on was related to public education, school safety and gun reform. We also bring you a report from Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith on the close of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly on Wednesday at midnight and a look at the issues addressed this session.
Federal Judge Philip Simon has denied East Chicago residents’ request to intervene in court proceedings concerning lead contamination in the Calumet neighborhood, formerly home to a public housing complex and an elementary school. Simon’s ruling agrees with a prior magistrate judge’s opinion saying the request was made too late in the process.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on school safety following the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The committee is hearing from a Stoneman Douglas teacher as well as from the father of one of the shooting victims, Florida lawmakers and Justice Department officials. Watch the hearing live.