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October 24, 2014

 

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Study: Voluntary School Donations Are Widening Funding Gap

An IU study shows rich school districts are raising more money through non-profit organizations like PTA, which widens the gap between rich and poor schools.

October 24, 2014

 

Ball State to open new Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Ball State To Open Indiana’s Largest Planetarium

Ball State plans to open Indiana's largest planetarium, taking the University of Notre Dame's spot.

October 23, 2014

 

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Purdue’s New Nutrition Center Will Work To Reduce Obesity

A new research center at Purdue University hopes to decrease obesity rates in impoverished areas.

October 23, 2014

 

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State And Genealogy Website To Digitize Hoosier Records

Ancestry.com will digitize more 13 million state records with no cost to the state.

October 23, 2014

 

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State Board Praises Evansville Schools On Turnaround Efforts

State officials toured failing schools in Evansville yesterday and say they are excited about the academic improvement they saw.

October 22, 2014

 

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Notre Dame To Hold ‘Gay In Christ’ Conference

The conference aims to explore how Catholic teachings can be more inclusive of the LGBT community.

October 22, 2014

 

Pence said the reason for refusing the funding was so the state can focus on Indiana's new pre-k pilot program and make it successful before expanding it:

Governor Pence Rejects Pre-K Funding, Again

After the U.S. Department of Education extended the application deadline for a federal preschool grant, Gov. Mike Pence says he still won't apply.

October 22, 2014

 

Educators at participating providers will administer part of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment directly to their students. The other part will be based on their observations of the child in their environment.

Q&A: Indiana’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

A member of the Early Learning Advisory Committee joins StateImpact to discuss the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, part of the state's pre-k pilot program.

October 21, 2014

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is urging Governor Mike Pence to reconsider applying for federal money to support pre-k.

Deadline Extension Reopens Debate Over Federal Pre-K Grant

With the announcement of an extended deadline, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is calling on Governor Pence to reconsider applying for a federal pre-k grant.

October 21, 2014

 

The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether school districts can charge transportation fees.

Indiana Supreme Court Will Look At Bus Fees For Parents

The Indiana Supreme Court plans to hear a case about whether a school district can charge parents a transportation fee to bus kids to and from school.

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