The state department of education has a number of priorities for next year, including ways to ease licensing hurdles for teachers.
With the upcoming legislative session just around the corner, strategies for changes to education and workforce preparation focus on a key area: STEM.
Computer science becoming a graduation requirement for Hoosier schools is one of the top priorities on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2018 agenda.
Of the 565 new students, 172 are women, an increase of 40 students over last year.
Vincennes University will sponsor 46 women to live in a dedicated dorm while pursuing two-year science, technology, engineering or math degrees next fall.
For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.
Historically, both at the state and national levels, girls have rarely made up more than 20 percent of qualifiers at geographic bees.
The exercise wasn't just a STEM lesson. It taught students in North Lawrence Community Schools' High Ability Program the importance of teamwork.
Dual credit teachers teaching STEM classes can take free graduate level classes at private universities in the state, thanks to a new grant.
A national program, implemented at 44 high schools in Indiana, aims to educate scientifically minded Hoosiers for the agricultural industry.