Education Archive

August 4, 2014

 

ISTEP+ results map

Interactive Map: 2014 ISTEP+ Results By Individual School

Results for the 2014 statewide ISTEP+ test are out . How did your school perform?

August 1, 2014

 

College students attend a lecture. Only three in ten undergraduate students in Indiana finish with a degree in four years.

Campaign To Encourage On-Time Graduation Raises Concern

Indiana's Commission for Higher Ed launched a new campaign this week to help more students graduate on time by encouraging them to take 15 credits per semester.

August 1, 2014

 

Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet.

Little People, Big Plans: Pre-K Preparations In Jackson Co.

Since the state Jackson County for its pre-k pilot program, education leaders there have been getting ready for the program’s launch next summer.

July 31, 2014

 

iu

IU Jumps From 22 To 18 Among Best Public Colleges

Indiana University ranked 18 on the Forbes list of top 25 public colleges. Purdue came in at 25.

July 31, 2014

 

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard unveiled a new plan to reduce crime in the city which includes funding for quality preschool.

Indianapolis Mayor Introduces Plan For Preschool Aid

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard introduced a new five-year preschool program as part of a new plan to curb violence in the city.

July 30, 2014

 

We want to know your thoughts on the new standards and assessments.

How Are You Preparing For New State Standards And Tests?

Our StateImpact Indiana education team is curious to hear how parents, teachers and school administrators are preparing for new standards and assessments.

July 29, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education last October, but the suit was thrown out. Now four private citizens who filed the same suit on her behalf are getting traction with the lawsuit.

Judge: Lawsuit Against SBOE Members Will Go Forward

A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.

July 29, 2014

 

Preschoolers color at a kindergarten prep program at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour.

Indiana Child Care Expensive, But Quality Is Improving

The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.

July 28, 2014

 

Teresa Lubbers at podium

State Unveils 15-Credit-Hour Plan For On-Time Graduations

A new Indiana Commission for Higher Education initiative encourages college students to take 15 credit hours per semester so they can graduate in four years.

July 28, 2014

 

a-f panel

How Indiana’s A-F School Rating System Could Change

A panel of policymakers is in talks to make the school A-F rating system clearer for school officials and families.

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