Education & Workforce Development

Ex-higher ed chief Jones unveils college completion group

March 2, 2010
J.K. Wall
With funding of $12 million over four years, Stan Jones wants to influence states to focus on getting college students to graduate.
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NCAA plans to battle counterfeiters during the men's Final Four

February 27, 2010
Scott Olson
A National Collegiate Athletic Association posse will be supplemented by local police officers in search of unlicensed T-shirts and other memorabilia.
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IU president plans aggressive building campaign

February 24, 2010
J.K. Wall
In a speech Tuesday, President Michael McRobbie said IU is gunning to construct at least 12 buildings on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses in spite of the economy and falling state funding.
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Schools decry funding disparity in lawsuit

February 24, 2010
Associated Press
Hamilton Southeastern will see its per-pupil spending of $5,000 drop about $100 in 2010 despite a projected 900-student increase, the lawsuit says. Indianapolis Public Schools, which has lost more than 1,000 students a year for the last five years, will receive $7,500 per student in 2010.
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IU fund-raising campaign meant to expand IUPUI, life sciences

February 23, 2010
Associated Press
Indiana University's president says IU this fall will launch a $1.1 billion fund-raising campaign aimed at expanding the IUPUI campus' life science programs.
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IU, Purdue try to preserve research despite budget cuts

February 23, 2010
J.K. Wall
The president of each school will update budget-cutting progress in state-of-the-university speeches Tuesday.
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Growing Indiana schools districts suing over funding

February 23, 2010
Associated Press
Hamilton Southeastern, Franklin Township and Middlebury Community Schools of Elkhart County say the school-funding formula unfairly penalizes districts with growing enrollments.
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Some Indianapolis charters see financial position weaken

February 22, 2010
J.K. Wall
Mayor's report shows smaller cash reserves for many schools, but one charter operator blames late government payments.
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HICKS: Tenure is protectionism in a tweed jacketRestricted Content

February 20, 2010
Mike Hicks
Academic tenure, with its promise of lifelong employment based upon five to seven years of work experience, is silly and makes those of us who have pursued a career in teaching and research look disingenuous.
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Indiana part of national medical school surge

February 17, 2010
J.K. Wall
Marian University's planned medical school is one of two dozen nationally, but budget cuts are forcing Indiana University to retreat on enrollment expansion.
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Ivy Tech, IPIC snare $10M in job-training grants

February 15, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Programs will bolster job opportunities for some 1,700 Indiana workers in sectors including health care and advanced manufacturing.
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State tries new plan to track students' growth

February 11, 2010
Associated Press
Instead of focusing on standardized tests, the Indiana Growth Model will monitor individual students' academic growth to measure their progress and identify effective teaching methods, state public education officials say.
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City program gives firms incentive to hire ex-offendersRestricted Content

February 6, 2010
Peter Schnitzler
A pilot project is providing jobs for 70 ex-convicts, with their $10-an-hour wages covered by Uncle Sam for six months. City officials hope they can then transition into other jobs or receive recommendations that help them to find other work.
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COPPER: Misunderstandings put Indiana school funding in a bind

February 6, 2010
Mike Copper
State government overreacted in its attempts to reign in construction costs, and should seek middle ground
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New president of Harrison College takes over for father

February 6, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Jason Konesco, 38, came to what was then called Indiana Business College in 1999 after working for Brightpoint Inc.
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Harrison College names new president

February 5, 2010
J.K. Wall
Son of long-time president set to lead Indianapolis for-profit, adult-centered school during historic growth phase.
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Indiana Senate panel approves school-start-date bill

January 27, 2010
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The committee endorsed legislation that would prevent the state's public schools from starting classes before Labor Day.
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Fast-growing Ivy Tech feeling pain of funding cuts

January 26, 2010
Scott Olson
Hoosiers enrolling at fast-growing Ivy Tech Community College might find it increasingly difficult to get the classes they want at the times they prefer. Blame burgeoning enrollment and $10 million in funding cuts.
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Ivy Tech names new business school dean

January 26, 2010
Ivy Tech Community College's new dean of the School of Business for its East Central Region will oversee all business programs at its Anderson, Marion and Muncie campuses.
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Lilly Endowment gives another $6 million to ISU institute

January 25, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Philanthropic giant has gifted $29 million since 2003 to fund research and education in financial services.
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Purdue tops Indiana colleges in MBA-school rankings

January 25, 2010
Purdue University's Krannert School of Management MBA program ranked 54th worldwide and ninth among U.S. public institutions. The program at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business ranked 57th and 10th, respectively.
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Rising pay for coaches puts pressure on athletic departments

January 23, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
A group of academics recently grilled the NCAA about what it plans to do to secure the future of more than three-fourths of its largest members, whose athletic departments are hemorrhaging cash at a surprising rate.
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ISTA scandal could limit union's influence, sway electionRestricted Content

January 23, 2010
Peter Schnitzler
A securities-fraud case Secretary of State Todd Rokita brought against the union last month could make matters worse for the already hobbled ISTA, blunting its ability to help elect Democrats in November.
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Purdue to slice benefits for staff, techology costs

January 22, 2010
Associated Press
University will cut employee benefits, retirement contributions and information technology services to partially close a $67 million budget deficit for the West Lafayette campus
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ITT Educational's quarterly profit, revenue climb

January 21, 2010
ITT Educational Services Inc. reported higher profit in the fourth quarter of 2009, earning $2.56 per share. The Carmel-based for-profit educator's earnings topped analysts' expectations.
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