Indiana is one of the few states with disproportionate funding for rural schools.
The Indiana Department of Education wants schools to background check all staff, including volunteers and coaches.
The state Supreme Court hears arguments today over whether a school district can fire a principal for a sexual relationship with a teacher.
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.
Indiana University ranked 18 on the Forbes list of top 25 public colleges. Purdue came in at 25.
Federal funding makes up 8 percent of the average Indiana district's budget, but EdWeek reports they won't miss out on that money if the shutdown is short.
The measure would provide at least $10 million in matching grant money for Indiana schools to hire more school resource officers.
Many Indiana schools rushed to complete contract negotiations temporarily avoiding a new law which limits collective bargaining agreements.
I-Step scores show continued improvement in 2011.
Education panel discusses concerns in the Indiana on K-12 education.