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December 29, 2015

 

To many, Dr. Cheryl Pruitt stands out among other important Gary residents and benefactors, including Oprah, the Jackson 5 and Magic Johnson. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: Gary Administration Is Getting To Work

Meet Cheryl Pruitt, superintendent of the Gary Community School Corporation, in the second installment of our StateImpact series, "Community of Opportunity."

December 28, 2015

 

Gary, Indiana (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: The State of Education In Gary, Indiana

All this week, StateImpact will bring you stories from inside the Gary Community School Corporation – a district many agree is in need of repair.

December 17, 2015

 

Third-grade teacher Abby Taylor checks out some sweet treats for this year’s Christmas stockings. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Extra Pay Could Help At Holidays, But Teachers Still Waiting

Delays in the release of ISTEP+ scores mean teachers across the state are still waiting on annual bonuses – and for some, that impacts their holiday plans.

November 27, 2015

 

A map of all the home countries of students and their families graces the bulletin board outside Clinton Young Elementary School ELL teacher Sarah Laptiste’s classroom. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Diverse Teachers Critical For Indiana’s Evolving Population

In considering solutions for Indiana's teacher shortage, education leaders have said that attracting diverse teachers has to be part of the conversation.

November 11, 2015

 

Students at Bluffton High School can choose from a wide array of elective courses, including band, industrial tech and family & consumer science. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Will New High School Diploma Options Pigeonhole Students?

As policymakers consider overhauling Indiana’s high school diplomas, many wonder whether students' options for discovery will become limited.

October 30, 2015

 

(Photo Credit: Daniel Hickey/Matt Kaiser)

Digital Badges Allow Students To Show What They Know

In recent years, more schools in Indiana and across the country are granting digital badges to help students and teachers show what they know.

October 21, 2015

 

Lawmakers will likely bring forth some proposals to remedy Indiana’s teacher shortage when the legislative session begins in January. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Indiana’s Teacher Shortage Will Take More Than A Quick Fix

It's clear Indiana is experiencing a teacher shortage – what’s still a bit blurry is what policymakers will do to fix the problem, and how long that will take.

October 12, 2015

 

Deba Dutta, Purdue University’s Provost of Academic Affairs, speaks in favor of the new tenure policy at a Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 8. (Photo Credit: Drew Daudelin/WTIU News)

Tenured Purdue Faculty Will Mentor Undergraduate Students

The Purdue Board of Trustees approved a new promotion and tenure policy that encourages tenured faculty to mentor students.

October 9, 2015

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Democrats See South Bend Mayor Buttigieg As Rising Star

In his first term as South Bend mayor, Buttigieg caught the eye of the Indiana Democratic Party and became the state's first out gay executive official.

September 18, 2015

 

IN Senator Dan Coats testifies in the Senate against the Iran nuclear deal.

Indiana Officials Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Since the deal's announcement earlier this summer, groups in southern Indiana have weighed in with their opinions of the deal.

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