Top Websites and Online Resources for Educators in 2021
Written by Bill Reed
Educators, do you want to be in the know? Here are some great Indiana education resources and very brief Indiana political resources that you can subscribe to and get the latest information to keep you in the know in under 15 minutes!
Great Indiana News Websites for current Indiana Education Info
- Chalkbeat – Education News from major cities and states. Indiana is one of them. https://www.chalkbeat.org/ then click on “Newsletters” and choose which locations
- Indiana Department of Education – Information on Indiana school news. https://www.in.gov/doe/about/news/newsletters/ Click to receive weekly updates
- Indiana Commission for Higher Education – Great source for Scholarships and Post-Secondary news. https://www.in.gov/che/ Scroll down and click on “Subscribe to News Alerts”
- Indiana State Board of Education – There is no subscription updates available but this is a good site to check for important education news. https://www.in.gov/sboe/newsroom/ and https://www.in.gov/sboe/board-meetings-and-materials/board-meetings-and-materials/
- Indy Politics – They are a good source of education news at the state level. https://indypolitics.org then click on “Subscribe to the Daily Email” at the very top.
- Indiana Legislative Education Bill Watch – ISTA (Indiana State Teachers Association) has a “Bill Watch” page. You cannot subscribe to it but, during all legislative sessions, it is a good place to check what is being considered for Education Bills. You can visit their webpage at: https://www.ista-in.org/our-advocacy/bill-watch They also have blogs on many education hot topics at: https://www.ista-in.org/blog Do keep in mind these resources tend to be bias based on the ISTA position.
- Indiana Legislative Education Bill Watch – ISBA (Indiana School Boards Association) has a Legislative Services page that tracks all educational bills. You cannot subscribe to it but, during all legislative sessions, it is a good place to check what is being considered for Education Bills. You can visit their webpage at: https://www.isba-ind.org/legislative.html
Great Indiana Education Blogs for current Indiana Education Info
- INcompassing Education – Great education information and resources. https://incompassinged.com/blog-2/
- Learn More Indiana Blog – Great for college and careers. https://learnmoreindiana.org/blog/
- Keep Indiana Learning – This is CIESC’s Blog. Great teacher and teaching information. https://keepindianalearning.org/blog/
- Indiana History Blog – Have interesting Indiana educational history facts. https://blog.history.in.gov/tag/indiana-education/
- Education and the Path to Equity Blog – Great information for education and equity. https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/education-and-path-equity-series
- Teach for Tomorrow Blog – Good beginning teacher information. https://www.teachersoftomorrow.org/indiana/teacher-resources/blog
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