State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s re-election loss in November was a big setback for the Indiana State Teachers Association, leading some observers to wonder how much clout the organization still holds.
The Indiana Senate is set to consider a bill that makes the state superintendent of public instruction an official appointed by the governor instead of elected by voters—despite voting against a similar bill earlier this session.
Over six years, the state has spent more than a half billion dollars on vouchers. During that time, Indiana’s program has expanded, giving more students access to vouchers than in any other state—despite mixed evidence from researchers that vouchers help kids achieve.
The Eli Lilly Federal Credit lost a bundle on loans to ITT Technical Institute students a few years ago. Now the credit union, which adopted the Elements Financial moniker two years ago, may get hit with a lawsuit from the bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct for-profit school operator.
The university is one of only a few big-time sports schools that still manages its own commercial rights, which generate tens of millions from television and media deals and from companies that want to advertise alongside the Notre Dame brand.
Indiana lawmakers are considering a measure that requires state officials to publicize the percentage of teachers who are union members and, in some cases, inform them that they can get rid of or change that representation.
The university said the gift from the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation “will advance the university’s strategy to address Indiana’s increasing demand for skilled engineers and STEM-related professions.”