Department of Education en Number of Students Receiving Vouchers Jumps Again <p>Fewer students receiving vouchers are spending time in public school before making the switch to private school, according to a report released Monday by the Indiana Department of Education.</p><p></p><p>That’s because state lawmakers voted last year to make more students eligible for vouchers.</p><p></p><p>More than 19,000 Indiana students received vouchers to attend private school using state funds this year. That’s an increase from 9,100 last year and 3,900 two years ago.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:19:12 +0000 Elle Moxley 25829 at Legislators concerned about new teacher evaluations <p></p><p>As a new school year begins, it&rsquo;s not just students who have homework due &ndash; Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month.&nbsp; But some legislators say they are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations.</p><p>The state Department of Education developed a teacher evaluation model that was tested in dozens of school corporations last school year.&nbsp; Schools don&rsquo;t have to use that model &ndash; they can modify it, use other models or develop their own.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:18:35 +0000 Brandon Smith 2361 at Legislators concerned about new teacher evaluations