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Students At Indiana’s Universities Rallying For Sanctuary Campuses

After the election of president-elect Donald Trump in November, college students around the state began asking their universities to become “sanctuary campuses.” This means university officials would not comply with immigration officials when it came to deportations or raids. A week after the election, students at the University of Notre Dame staged a walk-out and protest […]

Tomorrow We’ll Have An ISTEP Recommendation, What Can We Expect?

Tuesday is the last state ISTEP panel meeting, and members are expected to vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s assessment system. The group will submit this plan to the legislature as a recommendation. During the 2016 General Assembly, lawmakers voted to get rid of the current ISTEP+ assessment. The legislation also created the […]

Legislative Leaders Agree On Expanding State-Funded Pre-K

Legislative leaders outlined their priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Monday, and all agreed they want to expand the state’s pre-K scholarship program. The question that will face the full General Assembly is how much it will be expanded. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders from both chambers agree state funded pre-K should be a priority in […]

ISTEP Panel Finishes Broad Plan To Submit To Legislature

The state’s ISTEP panel concluded its meetings Tuesday with a broad set of recommendations. Chair Nicole Fama will compile what was said for a recommendation to the legislature. The panel will vote on that recommendation at its final meeting, Nov. 29. The 2016 General Assembly voted to stop using the current ISTEP+ format at the end of […]

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