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August 28, 2015

 

The Indianapolis Public Schools board meets last summer. The board has since added a new member â one of several big changes the group agreed to Thursday night. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Generally Positive Feedback For Big Changes At IPS

Reactions are altogether positive in response to a number of big changes made for the Indianapolis Public Schools district this week.

August 27, 2015

 

As part of a new two-year contract, teachers in the state's biggest public school district could be seeing their first raise in five years.

IPS Teachers To Get First Pay Raise in 5 Years

As part of a new two-year contract, teachers in the state's biggest public school district could be seeing their first raise in five years.

August 27, 2015

 

Richmond Community Schools is the latest district to implement a âno backpackâ policy at its high school. (Photo Credit: KPBS Online/Flickr)

Backlash Against New School Policies Prohibiting Backpacks

More and more districts are introducing policies prohibiting the use of backpacks in Indiana schools, much to the dislike of students.

August 26, 2015

 

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For A Successful Pre-K Experience, Involve The Parents

Preschool programs in the state are pushing to create more concentrated parent involvement programs to help children succeed academically.

August 25, 2015

 

More than 800 accredited colleges and universities nationwide do not require students to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission. (Photo Credit: James Martin/Flickr)

Few Indiana Participants In New College Admissions Trends

In general, Indiana colleges and universities shy away from new trends in college admissions, like becoming test-optional and relying heavily on social media.

August 25, 2015

 

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Indiana University Resumes Renovations On Franklin Hall

The university brought in an asbestos abatement firm, which went through Franklin Hall and cleaned every surface.

August 24, 2015

 

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New Budget Slashes School Safety Grants

The recently passed, two-year state budget cuts school safety budgets by more than half.

August 21, 2015

 

Five Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs beginning in the 2015-16 school year. (Photo Credit: Nathan Moorby/Flickr)

Five Schools To Focus On Language Immersion With State Money

The Department of Education awarded grant money to five Indiana schools to begin or expand dual language immersion programs as part of a new statewide pilot.

August 20, 2015

 

Arlington Principal Stan Law prepares his senior leadership team on Aug. 3, 2015 right before students are let in the building for the first time. (Photo Credit: Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media)

Attendance Low As Arlington High School Works On ‘Rebirth’

Just two weeks into the start of school, more than 200 students are missing from Arlington High School as the principal strives to remake the program.

August 19, 2015

 

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First-Year Students Move Into Indiana University Dorms

IU's freshman class is nearly 8,000 students, and for some parents, letting go of a son or daughter for the first time isn't easy.

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