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INDOT executive Woodruff gets OK to negotiate for job

July 10, 2014
The chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission said conflict-of-interest questions could become more difficult if INDOT Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff actually takes a job with RQAW Consulting Engineers & Architects.

State aims to raise post-secondary education attainment

July 9, 2014
At least 60 percent of Indiana's workforce will need post-secondary education skills by 2025 in order to compete for jobs, Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman said Tuesday.

Judge overturns Indiana marriage law; same-sex couples marry in Marion County

June 25, 2014
A federal judge has overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, leaving open the door for gay couples to marry immediately. By the end of the day, more than 180 same-sex couples had been married in Marion County.

New state incentives to keep quality students lack funding

June 23, 2014
A plan to keep top-performing students home in Indiana after they graduate from college passed the General Assembly unanimously earlier this year, but it could face trouble as lawmakers decide how to fund it.

State awards $8 million in school-improvement grants

June 20, 2014
The grants – funded by the federal government – are awarded to schools that demonstrate a need for the money and plan to use the funds to raise achievement levels.

Ivy Tech to offer entrepreneurship certificate programs

June 19, 2014
Ivy Tech Community College will offer new certificates in entrepreneurship at 31 campuses starting in August.

Pence urges feds to OK education standards waiver

June 16, 2014
The waiver allows Indiana to set different state standards for education without having to fully comply with the rules set by the controversial federal law.

Lawmakers eye 2015 for U.S. constitutional convention

June 13, 2014
The assembly of delegates looking to change the U.S. Constitution have laid the groundwork for an amendment convention in the future.

Lawmakers gather in Indianapolis for constitutional talk

June 12, 2014
More than 100 state legislators from 33 states will meet this week at the Indiana Statehouse to discuss the procedures and rules for a possible convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.

Outside group calls for audit of teacher evaluation programs

June 3, 2014
Stand for Children Indiana said the teacher evaluations conducted last year were inconsistent and that some districts failed to conduct annual evaluations of all certified educators.

Pre-K program won’t be ready for students this fall

May 29, 2014
The pre-kindergarten pilot program advocated by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and passed by the General Assembly earlier this year will not be ready to launch this fall.

Voucher students who never tried public school on the rise

January 27, 2014
Four in 10 students using vouchers never attended an Indiana public school, even though the original 2011 law that authorized the program required it.

Bill calls for concussion training for high school coaches

January 19, 2014
Indiana could soon become the first state to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now