Ensuring Every Hoosier Child Has Access to Exceptional Early Education and a Safe, Student-Driven Learning Environment, Every High Schooler is Ready to Enter the Workforce or Pursue Higher Education, and Every Out-of- Work Adult Can Retrain and Develop the Skills Necessary to Succeed in Our 21 st Century Economy
Improve graduation rates and ensure students leave high school with a meaningful diploma, prepared to continue their education or enter the workforce.
Protect the rights of Hoosier families and parents to choose the best educational setting for their child’s individual needs through strong support of every type of school – traditional public schools, public charter schools, non-public schools and home schools - always working in a way that complements, rather than pits them against one another.
Support front line teachers and foster better communication between stakeholders.
Align public and private STEM education efforts and make enhancing STEM curriculum in every Hoosier school a priority.
Maintain a strong focus on Vocational, Career, and Technical Education.
Incentivize school districts to partner with other districts, state colleges and local businesses to increase opportunities for students to enroll in rigorous classes and work experiences that will help them succeed in life after high school.
Continue to increase funding for special needs students and English language learners in districts across the state.
Remain a national leader in school A-F accountability that is transparent to all stakeholders, simple and continues to place value on student growth and is not just based on one’s performance on tests.
Give every individual returning to the workforce a chance to build skills aligned with Indiana’s needs.
Incentivize workforce training providers to align their training with employer demand and reward those who meet or exceed their targets in serving the hardest to serve and those with the most significant barriers to re-entry.