Manufacturing jobs require specialized training, so companies having a hard time filling open positions are finding new opportunities to teach workers.
Labor unions say the measure is another "poke in the eye" from Indiana lawmakers, who previously passed a right-to-work law, curtailing union power.
Ivy Tech Community College is second in the nation for students using Pell Grants to attend college.
State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick asked a Senate education committee Wednesday to extend the timeline for creating a test to replace ISTEP+.
DeVos, who wants less federal oversight in education, says IPS gives parents and school leaders more control and choice over their classrooms.
Half of the districts that applied ultimately were selected for the program this year. That means requests from 32 districts were turned down.
In a 41-9 vote, state senators pushed ahead a two-year, $32 million proposal that would begin a modest expansion of state-funded preschool in July 2017.
Under the plan, K-12 education funding would be increased by 1.1 percent in the first year, and 1.7 percent in the second year, or a total of $273 million.
Bill opponents question whether it's needed because freedom of religion is already acknowledged in schools.
Indiana advocates gathered Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recent announcement about transgender bathroom access in public schools.