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Could Admission Changes Diversify Magnet Schools? Indy Schools Hope So

District officials say wide boundary zones for Indianapolis' popular and high performing magnet schools have barred minority students from attending. They hope changes can boost enrollment of minority students who often get stuck on waitlists. (Indiana Public Schools)

The district has been under fire by some in the community and a board commissioner who have charged the current system gives an edge to white, higher-income families because the current priority zones for enrollment cover large areas of the neighborhoods where these families live.

Could More Pre-K Scholarships Save The State Money?

At a legislative study committee Wednesday, a group of preschool advocates asked members to propose an increase in state funded, high quality pre-K opportunities for low-income families. The group of advocates includes members from large Indiana businesses, including Eli Lilly, PNC Bank and the United Way. Indiana is one of eight states without a publicly funded pre-K program. It is currently piloting a […]

New Indiana College Value Index Intends To Help Students, Families

The state’s Commission for Higher Education and polling organization Gallup released a new website Wednesday that tries to explain the value of attending an Indiana college. The Indiana College Value Index doesn’t rank the 16 state-funded college and university campuses. Instead, it’s suppose to help students and their families answer questions about choosing a college, says higher […]

Lawmakers Propose Measures To Reduce Teacher Sexual Misconduct

After a number of high profile teacher sexual misconduct cases and a low ranking on a national “teacher conduct” scorecard, state lawmakers formed a committee to recommend a plan to protect Indiana’s children from sexual predators. The committee established a set of recommendations this Tuesday that it hopes will become law. Lawmakers say tougher measures […]

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