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District Wants To Use Vacant Richmond School For Head Start, But Wait Is On

A Head Start teacher at Eastview Elementary in Connersville helps a student review letters.

A proposal to use a shuttered elementary school as an early learning center is contingent on Richmond Community Schools receiving a Head Start grant. But the school district isn’t the only one with plans for the building. A charter school for diploma-seeking adults is also interested in the space, writes Brian Zimmerman for the Palladium-Item: Last summer, RCS closed […]

Why Colleges Keep Building Even When Money's Tight

Ivy Tech Community College in Anderson

University buildings are aging, enrollments are increasing and state funding for new facilities is drying up. That means universities are more likely to go into debt to finance their next building project.

Indiana University Ponders Increase In Dorm Fees

The cost of living on an Indiana University campus could soon increase under a plan discussed at today’s Board of Trustees meeting in Indianapolis. According to the proposal, Bloomington students in the least expensive dorms are likely to see the biggest rate increases- with a hike of as much 8 percent over last year.  That […]

Mailbag: 'Food Fight!' Edition

We’re cleaning up from a food fight over the weekend in our comments section over college dorms and dining halls, and we’re featuring some of the best comments from the weekend in this week’s Mailbag. An Indiana University trustee’s concern that a $22 million dining hall might be part of an “amenities race” that’s ultimately […]

In College Dorms And Dining, How Nice Is Too Nice?

Student pours organic dressing on a salad at UC Berkeley dining commons.

Nearly half of U.S. students factor in their on-campus dining options into their choice of where to go to college, which has turned college food services a $4.6 billion dollar industry. It’s also made some Indiana University trustees wonder whether it’s economically feasible for the school to take part in an “amenities race” to build the nicest […]

Top Five Hidden Costs Of Starting An Indiana Charter School

A few weeks ago, we reported that only 19 of Indiana’s 92 counties have at least one charter school. Most of those are in big cities like Indianapolis and Gary.  This got us thinking:  What would it look like to start a charter school in a rural place such as Worthington?  As part of our […]

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