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State funding for full day kindergarten increased by $107.9 million for the 2012-2013 school year, reaching a total of $189.8 million. The funds will be distributed December 14 to 338 public school corporations and charter schools for the 79,110 students who enrolled in full day kindergarten programs this year. In 2011-2012, 66,401students were enrolled in [...]

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced the creation of the Office of Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) to increase statewide outreach among parents, guardians and community members on key education issues. PACE is committed to providing all parents, guardians and community members accurate, relevant [...]

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Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett today announced the open application period for schools seeking to apply for Innovation Fund grants. Schools, districts, charters, non-profits and other entities are invited to apply for a portion of $2.5 million to help improve students’ academic performance through creative, effective and sustainable programs. The state [...]

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Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and the Indiana Department of Education will recognize the Indiana finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at a luncheon on October 15, 2012 at the Indiana Historical Society. PAEMST was established in 1983 and serves as the nation’s highest [...]

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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today the names of more than 300 Hoosier semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), these students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who are competing for 8,300 scholarships to be awarded next spring. “I applaud these talented students [...]

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The Indiana Department of Education will recognize the state’s top educators at the 2013 Indiana Teacher of the Year Banquet Friday, October 12 at 6 p.m. EDT at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and 2012 Indiana Teacher of the Year Melanie Park will introduce Suzanne Whitton as the [...]

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Monday, September 24, 2012 More Indiana students are participating and succeeding in courses and tests that support college and career readiness, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett today announced. This news coincides with today’s release of The College Board’s 2012 College and Career Readiness Report. In Indiana, measures of college and career readiness [...]

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett today announced ten distinguished finalists for the 2013 Indiana Teacher of the Year program. One of these ten will be named the 2013 Teacher of the Year in September. “The candidates for 2013 Indiana Teacher of the Year were all impressive,” Bennett said. “These [...]

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Monday, August 13, 2012 The Indiana Department of Education will host the first Celebrate Teaching Day at the Indiana State Fair Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. EDT. The Indiana State Fair donated 1,000 free tickets to Hoosier teachers around the state to attend the festivities. To mark the celebration, Governor Mitch Daniels officially proclaimed [...]

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High Expectations and Dedicated Educators Help Students Continue Upward Trend Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Indiana’s students earned another year of record breaking scores on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus (ISTEP+), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced today at a Statehouse recognition ceremony. Educators from top performing schools across the [...]

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