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March 6, 2015

 

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How Can We Reduce Student Debt? IU Uses A Letter

The legislature is considering a bill that would notify students taking out student loans annual updates on their debt.

March 6, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Brandon Smith/IPBS)

Senate State Board Bill Goes Deeper Than House Version

The Senate version of a bill to alter State Board of Education membership asks for more changes than its House counterpart.

March 6, 2015

 

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Indiana Colleges Rank High For Return On Investment

A Payscale.com report ranks the institutions that provide the best long-term returns on investment for students and their financially-challenged parents.

March 5, 2015

 

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New Education Funding Formula Now In The Hands Of The Senate

The Senate is now looking at the proposed state budget, which includes changes to the school funding formula.

March 4, 2015

 

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School Funding Formula Changes Leave Many Unhappy

The legislature is rewriting the school funding formula to close the gap between districts, but both wealthy and poor districts are unhappy with the changes.

March 3, 2015

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next yearâs ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

How Can Indiana Improve the ISTEP+ Next Year?

Two national consultants laid out their plan for state leaders to ensure a smoother transition to the 2016 ISTEP+ test.

March 3, 2015

 

One in three students at Indianaâs public universities requires remedial help in math or English. (SIUE/Flickr)

One-Quarter of High School Students Enter College Unprepared

The annual Indiana College Readiness report says three-quarters of Hoosier high school students graduated ready for college-level work.

March 2, 2015

 

Edward Roeber, a national testing consultant hired through Gov. Penceâs executive order, presents his plan to shorten this yearâs ISTEP to the State Board of Education last month. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Read The Report Lawmakers Used To Shrink The Spring ISTEP+

Governor Mike Pence released the full report assembled by national consultants to help trim the spring ISTEP+ test.

February 27, 2015

 

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Former Notre Dame President Theodore Hesburgh Dies At 97

Hesburgh is credited with transforming Notre Dame from a small Catholic college to an academic and religious powerhouse

February 27, 2015

 

Growth and performance calculations play a large part in schools' A-F accountability grades. (Photo Credit: Anna Nikkanen/Flickr)

Calculation Concerns Dominate Public A-F Talks

State Board of Education members heard many concerns this week over how school growth and performance are calculated to form A-F grades.

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