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May 19, 2015

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After 175 Years St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Goes Coed

The school's board of trustees hope the decision will lead to more male and female applicants.

May 19, 2015

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John Gregg, Karen Tallian and Gov. Mike Pence have all thrown their hats into the ring for the 2016 gubernatorial race.

Where Do Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education Issues?

Education has been a big issue in Indiana, and the trend will no doubt continue well into the 2016 race for governor.

May 18, 2015

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Former state superintendent Tony Bennett delivers a speech in Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Indiana Hasn’t Heard The Last Of Former Supt. Tony Bennett

The state will not file criminal charges against former superintendent Tony Bennett – but it may not be the last time Hoosiers hear of the educator.

May 15, 2015

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(Photo Credit: Loyola Fine & Performing Arts/Flickr)

Music Program Cuts Worry Some IPS Community Members

Indianapolis Public Schools is changing its framework for staffing special classes like music, which may result in decreased program offerings in some schools.

May 14, 2015

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Indiana education officials have agreed to sign a contract with Pearson to operate the ISTEP+ beginning in the 2016 school year. (Photo Credit: Robbie/Flickr)

Indiana’s New Test Vendor Finds Itself In Hot Water

Pearson, the testing company hired to produce Indiana's standardized testing system the next two years is in trouble over security concerns in other states.

May 14, 2015

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Indy Pre-K Scholarship Program Holding Lottery This Week

Indianapolis' preschool scholarship program will hold a lottery this week to award scholarships to 1,300 eligible three and four-year-olds.

May 13, 2015

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One of the referendum proposed for Brownsburg would have helped fund renovations to the districtâs only high school, which opened in 1907. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

It’s Complicated: How Indiana Schools Find Funding

District budgets rely on a number of moving parts – like whether voters agree to pay extra taxes, or how the legislature decides to calculate state funding.

May 11, 2015

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IPS Addresses Social Media Use During School Fights

Indianapolis Public Schools wants to give consequences to students who post videos of fights online, which could lead to legal issues with the First Amendment.

May 11, 2015

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Notre Dame Announces Partnership With Historic Irish Abbey

The University of Notre Dame plans to offer a variety of programs and courses as part of a new partnership with Kylemore Abbey beginning in 2016.

May 8, 2015

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Data: IREAD-3 Passing Rate Dips From Last Year

The passing rate for the state's third grade reading assessment dipped from last year.

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