Education & Workforce Development

Wealth gap shows in latest NCAA academic numbers

May 14, 2014
Associated Press
Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday. Not one of them comes from a power conference.
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Sallie Mae, Justice Department in $60M settlement

May 13, 2014
Associated Press
Student lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it charged members of the military excessive interest rates on their student loans, the federal government announced Tuesday.
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Indiana: Feds delayed No Child Left Behind report

May 13, 2014
Associated Press
Indiana Department of Education officials said Tuesday that they expected to hear about concerns with the state's No Child Left Behind waiver last fall, but federal monitors delayed releasing the report until last month without explanation.
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Purdue seeing jump in summer school enrollment

May 12, 2014
Associated Press
Purdue officials say summer semester enrollment is running about 11 percent ahead of last year, including a 16-percent jump among undergraduate students.
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Military to partner with Purdue for greener energy

May 12, 2014
Associated Press
The hope is to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy to alternative sources such as biofuels by 2020 using energy conservation, renewable-energy generation and new technologies.
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Voters pass record rate of tax hikes for schools

May 11, 2014
Associated Press
Indiana residents are having a change of heart as struggling school districts come to them with requests for more money.
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With heat on company, ITT's CEO Modany swings backRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
J.K. Wall
But in an interview with IBJ, ITT Educational Services CEO Kevin Modany asserted that for-profit colleges are a good deal, that they produce better results than community colleges, and that they are critical for the state and nation to close the skills gap among workers.
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Not-for-profit focused on exercise adopts novel funding modelRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
When Tom Hanley couldn’t get large charitable foundations to support a wellness program he developed for central Indiana youth, he switched gears and adopted a fee-for-service model underwritten largely by sponsorships.
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U.S. education chief wants Indiana waiver updates

May 9, 2014
Associated Press
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan asked Indiana officials to provide his staff regular updates on how the state plans to address concerns with its No Child Left Behind waiver ahead of a June 30 deadline.
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Purdue picks Illinois dean as school's new provost

May 8, 2014
Associated Press
Debasish "Deba" Dutta will take over as the university's next provost on July 1. He replaces Tim Sands as Purdue's top academic administrator.
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Voters approve higher taxes for area school districts

May 7, 2014
 IBJ Staff
Three cash-strapped Indianapolis-area school districts received voter approval Tuesday for property-tax hikes.
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Record number to graduate from Ivy Tech colleges

May 7, 2014
Associated Press
More than 20,000 credentials will be awarded to students at 14 Indiana sites this week and next. It's the first time the number of graduates passed the 20,000 mark.
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IndyGo to study transporting some IPS students

May 6, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
IndyGo is updating its past studies on the feasibility of serving IPS high schools. A past study found that IPS spent $1,520 per student a year on transportation, while a city bus pass costs $330.
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IU plots $200M life sciences hub in former Wishard Hospital

May 3, 2014
Dan Human
The envisioned 26-acre, $200-million-or-more complex would bridge IU’s School of Medicine with the city’s life sciences firms, including those at the nascent 16 Tech, a business park.
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UPDATE: Indiana education waiver could be at risk, Feds say

May 2, 2014
Associated Press
Indiana's efforts to set its own educational course could be in danger if the state fails to correct issues with the implementation of its No Child Left Behind waiver, the U.S. Department of Education said.
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Notre Dame alumnus donates $75 million to school

May 2, 2014
Associated Press
The donation from alumnus John W. "Jay" Jordan, co-founder of a private-equity firm, is the largest in the school's history, Notre Dame said Friday.
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Purdue raises $7.5 million during day of giving

May 2, 2014
Associated Press
Purdue University received 6,500 donations ranging from $10 to more than $1 million each during its inaugural Day of Giving.
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Daniels says trip for political meeting was appropriate

May 1, 2014
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said his trip to a conference in Georgia attended by several Republican presidential hopefuls was a chance to promote the school and meet potential donors.
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Some schools switch from online to paper tests

April 28, 2014
Associated Press
Fort Wayne Community Schools announced it has dropped the online version of the ISTEP following issues with a practice run last week, and Wayne Township schools in Indianapolis is also trading computer testing for traditional paper tests.
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State board approves Indiana's Common Core replacement

April 28, 2014
Associated Press
One of the first states to adopt Common Core standards became the first state to formally abandon the national benchmarks.
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UPDATE: Presidential debate interest renewed at Purdue

April 28, 2014
Associated Press
The appointment of Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to the Commission on Presidential Debates raises the question of whether the university would bid to host one of the debates for the 2016 race.
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Indiana panel to host public forums on education

April 28, 2014
Associated Press
Indiana residents will get a chance to weigh in on strategies for improving the state's efforts in education, job-skills training and career-development.
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Ball State challenges ruling on transcripts

April 27, 2014
Associated Press
Ball State University is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to hear its challenge of a court ruling that would require it to release transcripts of students who leave the school with unpaid tuition.
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Competition spurs Butler to launch blitz of renovation, constructionRestricted Content

April 26, 2014
Scott Olson
Butler University plans to add new residence halls, construct a larger facility to house its business school, and renovate existing academic buildings and dormitories as part of sweeping upgrades at the private school.
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ITT student-loan bet stings Lilly's credit union

April 26, 2014
Chris O'Malley
A default-prone portfolio of loans to ITT Educational Services students has come back to haunt Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, a full-service but otherwise conservative institution.
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