Education & Workforce Development

Ball State prepared to pick new president

May 22, 2014
Associated Press
The new president will replace Jo Ann Gora, who is retiring in June after 10 years leading the 18,000-student university.
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Report: School counselors doing less counseling

May 21, 2014
 The Statehouse File
A new report finds school counselors in Indiana are focusing an increasing amount of time on work that’s not associated with their primary roles as advisers and less time helping kids deal with life issues or college and job preparation.
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State education board taps former IPS principal

May 21, 2014
Associated Press
Former Harshman Middle School Principal Bob Guffin is set to become the board's new executive director.
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Developer seeks abatement on $24M UIndy project

May 20, 2014
Scott Olson
The University of Indianapolis has selected local developer Strategic Capital Partners LLC to build its health sciences center. To help offset its investment costs, Strategy Capital has requested a tax abatement valued at $2.5 million.
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IU's McRobbie among highest paid university leaders

May 18, 2014
Associated Press
The number of public college presidents receiving more than $1 million in compensation more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before, according to a new survey.
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Credit unions back to normal following unusual 2012 highRestricted Content

May 17, 2014
Chris O'Malley
Net income growth among nine big credit unions serving the metro area moderated in 2013 after record earnings for the industry locally and largely across the nation in 2012.
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Strapped schools are wheeling and dealing with municipalities

May 17, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
State-mandated tax caps are putting additional pressure on public budgets—and spurring local governments to take unusual steps to help their cash-strapped schools.
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Purdue trustees OK tuition freeze for 3rd year

May 16, 2014
Associated Press
The trustees' approval means students who entered Purdue University in the fall of 2012 will never see an increase in tuition.
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Children's Museum names IU scientist to new role

May 16, 2014
Associated Press
An Indiana University scientist who's helping investigate the possible wreckage of the famed Santa Maria has been named the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' new underwater archaeologist-in-residence.
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Franklin College president to retire in 2015

May 15, 2014
Enrollment at the college has grown and its financial position has stabilized during James G. Moseley's tenure.
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Indiana gives initial OK to new teacher license

May 15, 2014
Associated Press
The State Board of Education has given its initial approval to a proposal that would allow college graduates with a B average in any subject to earn a K-12 teaching license in Indiana.
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Purdue trustees taking up tuition freeze extension

May 14, 2014
Associated Press
Purdue University trustees this week are expected to consider President Mitch Daniels' request that they freeze tuition on the main campus in West Lafayette for a third straight year.
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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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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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