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June 2, 2016

 

Holy Cross already offers a college degree program at Westville Correctional Facility.

Holy Cross Hopes To Expand Prison Education Efforts

Holy Cross is one of more than 200 colleges that applied to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program.

June 1, 2016

 

U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita’s legislation, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act, would restrict the number of schools able to provide free lunch to any and all students.

US Rep. Defends Move To Restrict A School Lunch Program

Representative Rokita proposed federal legislation last month that would tighten eligibility for free school lunch programs across the country.

May 30, 2016

 

Argos Community School officials say they plan to present a ballot referendum in a May 2017 special election.

Argos School Officials Say They Will Seek Second Referendum

Argos Community School officials say they plan to present a ballot referendum in a May 2017 special election.

May 26, 2016

 

Frankfort teacher Anne Lanum works with English learner students.

Frankfort’s English Learner Teachers Scramble For Resources

While most schools struggle to meet the needs of students who don’t speak English, rural school districts face decreasing enrollment and tight resources.

May 24, 2016

 

The 23-person panel– created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+– will be made up of lawmakers, state agency heads, educators, business leaders, parents and teachers union representatives.

ISTEP Panel Worried About Short Deadline For Re-Writing Test

The committee faces a tight deadline to come up with a replacement for the exam. The ISTEP+ will be repealed in July 2017.

May 23, 2016

 

Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.

Gary Community Schools Still Faces Budget Woes

Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.

May 20, 2016

 

The White House released guidance to public schools saying they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity

Indiana Lawmakers Differ Over Federal Transgender Guidelines

Some lawmakers are pushing back against the federal guidance that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

May 19, 2016

 

A new study says a teacher's race influences whether black students are placed in gifted programs, like honors classes.

Black Students More Likely Seen As Gifted By Black Teachers

A new study says a teacher's race influences whether black students are placed in gifted programs, like honors classes.

May 17, 2016

 

According to the Indiana Latino Institute, there are an estimated 300-400 undocumented students that graduate from Indiana high schools each year.

National Scholarship Targets Undocumented Indiana Students

Indiana is one of many states that charge undocumented student out of state tuition, no matter how long they have lived in a state.

May 17, 2016

 

The Inside-Out class at Indianapolis Re-entry Educational Facility meets. The class is part of an international program that brings college students and incarcerated people together to learn.

College Class Inside Prison Aims To Bring Students Together

The class is part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a program that brings college students and incarcerated people together with one goal: learning.

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