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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

October 20, 2014

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Lawmakers Aim To Align State, Federal Sexual Assault Laws

College, state and federal leaders say there needs to be more uniformity among state and federal laws to help reduce sexual assault among college students.

October 20, 2014

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To Reduce Dropout Rate Among Latinos, Elkhart Has A Plan

Elkhart Community Schools got more involved with students to improve the graduation rate among Latino students.

October 20, 2014

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Report Shows Art Schools Focusing On Business Skills

A new report shows art schools have changed their curricula to focus less on artistic technique, and more on skills that could be applied to other careers.

October 17, 2014

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Indiana University Inaugurates New Media School

The Media School was inaugurated today in a special ceremony at Franklin Hall, featuring the dedication of the Ernie Pyle statue.

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