The Department of Education fired 34 of 250 employees, a 14 percent staff reduction.
The percentage of students with passing scores on the 2016 ISTEP dipped statewide.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the grants as part of efforts to boost college readiness.
The State Superintendent is accused of awarding a lucrative technology contract without seeking public bids.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state is seeking $4 million in damages from the state’s former testing vendor.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is making a stop at Purdue University in West Lafayette and Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis Wednesday.
The stress tests have been watched closely since 2013, when 78,000 students taking the ISTEP were disrupted.
Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country. Education leaders are beginning to ask how they can prevent it.
Indiana University and Vincennes University are being reviewed for how they handle sexual abuse cases, according to the Department of Education.
The public will have a chance to comment Tuesday night about plans to improve Fairview and Highland Park Elementary.