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Interactive Map: Where Are All Of The Graduates Going? Brain Drain In Indiana

If Indiana’s public universities are engines of the state’s economy, the fuel doesn’t always stay here. One in three graduates from Indiana’s public colleges left the state — and the ones with the most advanced degrees were the most likely to leave — according to a study from Indiana University and the Indiana Workforce Intelligence [...]

Three Senate Bills To Keep An Eye On

Last year was a hard hitting year in Indiana education policy and while right to work has dominated headlines, this year’s lineup of bills promises at least a few fireworks.  StateImpact scoured through legislation waiting to be discussed on the floor of the General Assembly.  We bring you three education related Senate bills guaranteed to [...]

For-Profit Colleges: Game-Changers Or 'Diploma Mills'?

For-profit colleges have a lot of accusatory fingers pointing in their direction, mostly from politicians and commentators looking for someone to blame for soaring levels of student debt. But are for-profits indeed fatally flawed ‘diploma mills’? Or convenient scapegoats? In Indiana, this debate has special significance. The state’s student default rate is one of the nation’s highest — and Congress [...]

Governor Stays Overnight In College Dorm

In the midst of a road swing through northern Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels opted for a dorm room at Notre Dame instead of a hotel room for his overnight accommodations Tuesday night. An Animal House-like experience? Probably not. Daniels says the cleaning crew joked with him about his cleanliness. He says he did speak with some students [...]

Are Indiana's "Rich" School Districts Getting Richer?

Election season is upon us, and aside from the usual blustering politicians and hopefuls, there’s another question appearing on ballots across the state: Will voters raise their own taxes to support local school districts? Political predictions are notoriously difficult to make, but the past can be a guide. We took a look back at the [...]

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