Friday, September 9, 2016

Voices for Indiana's Children Interim Study Committee Update

From McCoy:

Below is a list of what the committees have discussed and dates for upcoming meetings.  Click on the committee name to visit the committee's page to find out more.

  • Updating Vision Statement
  • Career readiness assessments
  • High school assessment options
  • Alternative assessments
  • Online testing capacity
  • Next Meeting - 9/13 at 9:00 a.m. in the House Chamber
  • Civil rights issues related to gender identity & sexual orientation
  • Next Meeting - 9/22 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 404
  • Teacher background checks (criminal and child abuse)
  • Sexual misconduct training for school employees
  • Licensing & background checks/ license revocation
  • Background check loopholes
  • Next Meeting - 9/20 at 1:00 p.m. in Senate Chamber
  • Next Meeting - 9/28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 404 - Food desert grant and loan program
  • First Steps annual report
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Opiate treatment update
  • Next Meeting - 9/20 at 9:00 a.m. in House Chamber

Every Student Succeeds Act Listening Sessions

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has announced that it will be conducting a series of listening sessions surrounding preparation of it's plan to the US Department of Education.  The first one will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Decatur Central High School.  For more information, visit the IDOE's website.

Upcoming Events
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