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Public Schools Week 2024

Public Schools Week 2024

We are thrilled to share that Indiana Coalition for Public Education is joining with the Learning First Alliance and partners nationwide to celebrate educators, students, and school communities during Public Schools Week 2024. During the week of February 26-March 1,...

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ICPE Day of Action: Fight for our Democracy!

ICPE Day of Action: Fight for our Democracy!

Many thanks to all of those who took the time to head to our event in Indianapolis on Presidents Day! We were thrilled and energized to have so many people at our 2024 ICPE Day of Action at the Statehouse last Monday. We had wonderful speakers who shared their various...

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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #378 – A radical experiment

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #378 – A radical experiment

Dear Friends, Please join us for a DAY OF ACTION AT THE STATEHOUSE ON PRESIDENTS DAY HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: https://indianacoalitionforpubliced.org/2024/02/06/icpe-statehouse-day-of-action-unite-for-our-public-schools/  AND HERE'S WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT:...

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Retention of third graders based on IREAD-3

Retention of third graders based on IREAD-3

For a legislative session that the supermajority promised would be short and sweet - and non controversial - we are finding some bills quite sour and we must yet again prepare to battle for our kids and the schools they deserve. Despite research to the contrary, the...

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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #377 – Not a good start

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #377 – Not a good start

It's Not a Good Start for the Short Session Two Senate bills, SB 255 and SB 143, directly implement Milton Friedman’s plan to give school funding to parents and not to schools, abruptly ending the way public education in Indiana has been funded for over a century....

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ICPE Legislative Priorities 2024

ICPE Legislative Priorities 2024

With the first round of vouchers for the 2023-2024 school year increasing by nearly 30%, Hoosier taxpayers have the right to demand accountability and transparency for those tax dollars. Why are private voucher schools not audited by the State Board of Accounts like...

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2023 Annual ICPE Member Meeting: Let’s Get to Work  

2023 Annual ICPE Member Meeting: Let’s Get to Work  

We were thrilled to have the energy of many new faces and the dedication of our old friends who filled the room at the H. Dean Evans Community Center in Washington Township last August. If you were unable to attend, you can view the video below or here is a link to...

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