Tuesday marked the ceremonial start to the upcoming legislative session, which means it’s also the start of the annual debate about education policy in Indiana.
Plenty of education policy — everything from school funding to civics education requirements — makes it way through the Statehouse every session and this one will be no different. In January, lawmakers will begin crafting the next biennial budget and considering funding accommodations in the face of a global pandemic.
And don’t forget, this was supposed to be the year that Indiana addressed its teacher pay problem.
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