EP 3: Indiana Legislative Session Recap with Dr. Terry Goodin

Posted on April 25, 2017

Dr. Terry Goodin, Superintendent of Crothersville CSC and Indiana State Representative of the 66th district, joins Dr. J.T. Coopman on this podcast to talk about the different issues involved in this legislative session with education. Some of this show’s topics include:  Charter Schools ISTEP School Funding Teacher Evaluations Negativity Towards Indiana Public Schools   Join […]

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EP 2: The Changing Role of Superintendency in the 21st Century

Posted on April 24, 2017

Today’s guests are Dr. Jeff Butts, Superintendent of MSD Wayne Township, and Dr. Shawn Smith, Superintendent of MSD Lawrence Township. Both of these young superintendents are in growing urban school districts in Indianapolis, Indiana. With over 13,000 students, 1,500 staff members, and multi-million dollar budgets, how do they see the role of superintendents changing over […]

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EP 1: Educators Preparing Inspired Change (EPIC) – With Dr. Deb Lecklider of Butler University

Posted on April 24, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of Indiana Education Insight – a new podcast from the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and Edge Media Studios.  Our show will cover and highlight public school innovators all over the great state of Indiana. The first guest we’d like to feature is Dr. Deb Lecklider, the Associate Dean at […]

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Accountability For All – President’s Message

Posted on April 11, 2017
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Video from IndyStar – The Indianapolis Star In the past few weeks, the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Business Journal have published articles about school vouchers. Both news outlets focused on the need for more accountability when it involves providing funding to private and parochial schools that receive voucher dollars. It is interesting to note, that […]

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Could Betsy DeVos Reject a State’s ESSA Plan for Not Embracing Choice? No. | Education Week

Posted on April 11, 2017
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Article from Education Week’s Blogs By Alyson Klein U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told an audience at the Brookings Institution Wednesday that she wouldn’t necessarily approve every state’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act right off the bat.  And at the same event, she continued to push her favorite policy: school choice. (More […]

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In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform | Education Week

Posted on April 10, 2017
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Teacher-quality laws will work, but they need time Article from Education Week By Scott Laband When Gov. Bill Ritter signed Colorado’s teacher-evaluation framework into law in 2010, he set in motion a powerful transformation of the state’s education system. By passing Senate Bill 10-191 with bipartisan support, the state led the nation in forging a […]

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An Interview with Rob Moorhead, 2017 District VIII Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 10, 2017
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Rob Moorhead, Superintendent of South Ripley Community School Corporation, was named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for District VIII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Moorhead has been South Ripley Community School Corporation superintendent since 2012. The district has remained committed to providing quality educational programs for students despite the decline in state […]

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An Interview with Dr. Tracy Lorey, District VII 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 7, 2017
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Dr. Tracy Lorey, superintendent of Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, was named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for District VII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Lorey has been superintendent since 2012, and previously served the district as a teacher, principal and curriculum director. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and earned […]

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An Interview with Dr. Bryan Rausch, District VI 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 7, 2017
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Bryan Rausch, Superintendent of Liberty-Perry Community Schools, was named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for District VI by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Rausch has been superintendent at Liberty-Perry since 2008. In times of financial cutbacks, Rausch has maximized resources without cutting programs. Cost-saving measures include reducing energy costs, refinancing debt, eliminating three […]

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