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[s14] Sen. Kruse Discusses Education Improvement with ISU Leaders
Start Date: 10/5/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/5/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (Oct. 3, 2012) – State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) recently met with Indiana State University (ISU) officials to discuss utilizing the institution’s resources to improve education in Indiana.

Kruse and fellow state senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) reviewed proposed projects with ISU President Daniel Bradley and Executive Director of Government Relations Greg Goode. One of these ideas would create the “Principals Academy of Indiana,” a leadership workshop for public school principals.

“This would be a joint effort between university staff members and principals,” Kruse said. “Participating school leaders would have the opportunity to learn from others in their field, sharing ideas and best practices for education administration. This could be especially useful for principals of low-performing schools who are looking for ways to help their students succeed.”

The legislators and university officials also discussed reinventing the Bayh College of Education through the introduction of new teaching methods for education students that would provide these future educators with essential, up-to-date classroom tools.

“This is the best time to reach our teachers,” Kruse said. “Helping them hone first-class teaching skills early in their college careers will better prepare them when they stand in front of a classroom for the first time. We can build on Indiana’s tradition of great teaching by introducing these skills as soon as possible.”

Kruse is currently serving as co-chairperson of the Select Commission on Education, created by the General Assembly to review strengths and weaknesses in Indiana’s public education system prior to the 2013 legislative session. He said the goal of this committee and the meeting with ISU is to improve communication between the General Assembly and education leaders throughout the state.

Contact Information:
Name: Tracy Lytwyn
Phone: 317-234-9221
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