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August 3, 2015

 

Outside of school

First Day Of School Brings Excitement, New Hopes

We visited Arlington Heights Elementary on Monday morning to see how students and school administrators are greeting the start of school.

August 3, 2015

 

Patti Newell has been driving buses for the Monroe County Community School Corporation for 19 years. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Back To School: It’s Not Just For Students

Monday marks the first day of school for students and staff in many Indiana districts, including bus drivers who have been practicing their routes for weeks.

August 1, 2015

 

Four vehicles were exploded on Friday for the âInvestigating Post-Blast Crime Scenesâ class taught at IUPUIâs School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Watch: IUPUI Students Use Car Explosions To Learn

IUPUI students learned investigation skills Friday through real post-blast crime scenes.

July 31, 2015

 

screen shot

Northern School Districts Advertise To Attract Students

School districts in the northern part of the state are spending thousands of dollars on advertising campaigns promoting their schools.

July 30, 2015

 

Legislative leaders are asking to put the stateâs teacher shortage on the agenda for summer study committees. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Legislative Education Leaders Want To Study Teacher Shortage

Some lawmakers are concerned about data reported earlier this summer showing steeply declining numbers of licenses issued to teachers in the state.

July 29, 2015

 

books

Meet The First Year Teachers

StateImpact will follow three first year teachers over the next school year to see the ups and downs of a first year in the classroom.

July 28, 2015

 

Doors already closed on one failing school in Gary when the State Board of Education voted to close Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School this past March. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Gary, Evansville Schools Put Improvement On The To-Do List

State Board of Education members will meet community leaders in Gary and Evansville to jumpstart improvement efforts for three schools in danger of failing.

July 28, 2015

 

Gov. Mike Pence speaks at the Charter Schools USA 2015 summit at The Weston in Indianapolis, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Photo Credit: Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media)

Pence Promises To ‘Expand Opportunities’ For Charter Schools

Gov. Mike Pence promised to expand opportunities for charter schools in a speech Tuesday at the conference of a private charter school company.

July 28, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testifies before Congress. (Photo Credit: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS/LANDOV)

Indiana’s College Loan Default Rate Ranks High

Data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Indiana has one of highest default rates of student loans in the country.

July 23, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Feds Grant Indiana Three-Year No Child Left Behind Waiver

The federal government has granted Indiana a three-year extension of its waiver, which exempts the state from certain provisions of the national law.

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