Education & Workforce Development

Fate of new Indiana school standards unclear

April 30, 2013
Associated Press
A legislative plan that would "pause" Indiana's adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state's classrooms.
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Glitches halt online ISTEP testing for Indiana schools

April 30, 2013
Associated Press
School districts across the state suspended the first day of ISTEP+ online testing Monday because of computer issues. IPS is reporting more problems Tuesday.
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Indiana State Teachers Association elects new leader

April 29, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Teresa Meredith, an elementary teacher from Shelbyville, has been elected president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, replacing long-time leader Nate Schnellenberger.
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Indiana 'brain drain' draws concerns at universities

April 28, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana has a higher concentration of production and manufacturing jobs. That means graduates who are seeking employment with their degree might find more opportunities outside the state.
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Voucher expansion awaits governor's signature

April 27, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana lawmakers have approved an expansion of the nation's broadest private school voucher program that will allow more children to be immediately eligible.
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Shares of Angie's List, ITT skyrocket after reports

April 26, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
In the heart of a mediocre earnings season for public companies, Indianapolis-based firms Angie's List and ITT Educational Services on Thursday shot to the top of the stock ticker.
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Bill would delay new Indiana school standards

April 25, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana legislators prepared a compromise bill Thursday that would suspend implementation of a national set of reading and math education standards for a year while new state reviews are done.
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Sinking enrollment still a drag on ITT Educational

April 25, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Profit and revenue fell dramatically in the first quarter as students continued to steer away from the Carmel company, one of the country's largest for-profit colleges.
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University ends Greece program amid turmoil

April 24, 2013
Associated Press
Economic turmoil in Greece has forced the University of Indianapolis to close its undergraduate program in Athens.
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Former U.S. education leader to take over USA Funds

April 24, 2013
 IBJ Staff
William D. Hansen, 53, served as Deputy U.S. Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2003. He'll replace current CEO Carl C. Dalstrom, who is retiring after more than a decade leading Indianapolis-based USA Funds.
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Bill OK'd that grants Indiana tuition to some immigrants

April 23, 2013
Associated Press
Supporters say the change would help a couple of hundred students who had the rules changed on them after they had already started work on their college degrees.
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Indiana lawmakers approve looser superintendent rules

April 22, 2013
Associated Press
School district superintendents would no longer have to hold an Indiana superintendent's or teacher's license under a proposal that won final legislative approval on Monday.
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Revoked charters could be forgiven $12M in loans

April 22, 2013
Associated Press
Seven schools whose charters were revoked by Ball State University in January would be absolved of payments along with another school which did not seek to renew its charter.
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Ball State kicks off fundraising drive for sports facilities

April 22, 2013
The Division I university wants to invest $20 million for new and improved complexes for baseball, basketball, football and golf, among other sports.
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Charges flew after IU-Kokomo chancellor's sudden exitRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
J.K. Wall
When Michael Harris resigned abruptly last September as chancellor of Indiana University’s Kokomo campus, he did not go quietly, according to a series of emails he exchanged with IU administrators.
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Noblesville legal practice adds consulting servicesRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
The Noblesville law firm of Church Church Hittle & Antrim has acquired Indianapolis-based consulting firms Educational Services Co. and Governmental Consulting Services.
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Lawmakers draw close on limited voucher-expansion plan

April 18, 2013
Associated Press
Legislators are hammering out a modest expansion of the state's school voucher program following a meeting of House and Senate lawmakers.
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Daniels revises Purdue wage-freeze plan amid input

April 16, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University administrators earning more than $50,000 will be eligible for merit raises under a change to a plan President Mitch Daniels proposed last month to compensate for a two-year tuition freeze.
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Lower tuition OK'd for some illegal immigrants

April 15, 2013
Associated Press
Persons who entered the country illegally and were attending Indiana public colleges when a state immigration law passed two years ago would again be eligible for in-state tuition rates under a bill approved by the Indiana House.
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Some states dropping GED as test price spikes

April 14, 2013
Associated Press
New version of ubiquitous test also will no longer be offered in pencil and paper format.
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Butler set to unveil $15 million Schrott Center for ArtsRestricted Content

April 13, 2013
Lou Harry
The new, 450-seat Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University fills a venue gap between the school's two theaters that each seat about 100 and the 2,200-seat Clowes Memorial Hall.
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IU medical school's push to launch startups bears fruitRestricted Content

April 13, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Indiana University School of Medicine has launched 12 companies in the past 18 months—a burst of startup activity the school has never seen before.
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Applications to Indiana law schools witherRestricted Content

April 13, 2013
Scott Olson
Applications to three of the four law schools in the state are in free fall as prospective students think twice about taking on mountains of debt at a time job prospects are dim.
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Indiana House turns aside school guns proposal

April 11, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana House on Thursday pulled a proposal to have the state's public schools consider having employees, including teachers and principals, carry guns during school hours.
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Pay rises faster at Indiana public universities than national peers

April 11, 2013
J.K. Wall
The campus with the highest-paid faculty was Purdue at West Lafayette, where the average salary was $101,000, followed closely by IU-Bloomington, where salaries averaged $98,400.
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