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June 9, 2017

 

Tony Walker listens during a State Board of Education meeting in 2014. He vacated the board when a law dictated a restructuring of members, but Gov. Holcomb re-appointed him after a recent vacancy.

Holcomb Appointments New SBOE Members, One Previously Served

Gov. Eric Holcomb filled two vacant spots on the State Board of Education, appointing Kathleen Mote and previous board member Tony Walker.

June 9, 2017

 

A fountain on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

State Officials Consider Purdue’s Online University Plans

The online university would stem from Purdue University's recent acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University.

June 9, 2017

 

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Online Pre-K Program Looks To Increase Kindergarten Readiness

The online software is designed to increase access for low-income families, but some believe the money would be better spent on in-class programs.

June 8, 2017

 

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Program Aims To Help Indiana Foster Kids In College

Advocates say that only 3 percent of foster kids who age-out of the system complete a post-secondary degree.

June 8, 2017

 

The increase is the first at IU Bloomington since 2015.

IU Approves New Tuition Rates For The Next Two Years

Indiana University tuition rates will increase by 1.4 percent each of the next two years.

June 7, 2017

 

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Holcomb Approves ‘On My Way Pre-K’ Expansion

Holcomb selected 15 additional Indiana counties to participate in On My Way Pre-K, the state’s first state-funded preschool program.

June 7, 2017

 

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Lawsuit Claims Vigo County Student Forced To Say Pledge

The parent of a Vigo County first grader is suing the child’s teacher and principal because she says they forced him to say the Pledge of Allegiance

June 7, 2017

 

Five years ago, the General Assembly created a school choice program to help low-income students get out of failing schools. Today, more middle class families and students who never attended public schools are using the vouchers. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

4 Indiana Schools Win Reprieve To Add Voucher Students

A new law allows private schools to ask the State Board of Education for a waiver after one year if they can show academic improvements.

June 5, 2017

 

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Fort Wayne Campus Creates First Ivy Tech Baseball Team

Ivy Tech Community College has campuses in 14 regions around the state, and none of them have an NJCAA team.

June 5, 2017

 

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Indiana High Schools Offer Seniors A College Schedule

School officials say the idea is to mimic the college environment.

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