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Supporters to press funding case for Evansville med school

Indiana University, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College are seeking a total of nearly $50 million for the campus that would cover about six city blocks.
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Purdue in midst of surge in student applications

The university reported Thursday that it's seen a 10-percent increase in first-year student applications compared with the same time last year.
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Indiana voucher schools return $4M in overpayments

The study released Wednesday by the Indiana Non-Public Education Association shows that 80 of the more than 300 private schools in the voucher program were overpaid $3.9 million over three years.
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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

The proposed tax credit doesn’t yet have a price tag. But it could essentially reimburse teachers for money they’ve spent on supplies, up to a cap that would be set in the law.
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New rules push high schools to better prep students for college

In 2013, Indiana legislators passed a bill with a potentially game-changing idea in mind: require high schools to figure out which students aren’t on track for college level work and get them the extra help they need.
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Terrorists remain fixated on airlines, departing TSA chief says

John Pistole, outgoing head of the Transportation Security Administration and soon-to-be president of Anderson University, said the greatest threat to national security is still someone slipping a bomb onto a plane bound for the United States.
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Snow days melting away in many Indiana schools

The state Department of Education has granted 37 public school districts and 13 private schools permission to hold online learning days in cases of inclement weather this school year.
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Purdue joins online course group founded by Harvard, MIT

Purdue University will develop 10 courses over two years for EdX, which offers so-called massively open online courses, or MOOCs, to students around the world.
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Plan to rate teacher training raises concerns

A U.S. Department of Education plan to use student test scores to rate colleges and universities for their teacher training is drawing fire from some Indiana educators.
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Ball State sees sharp drop in teacher candidates

Teaching isn't making the grade as a career path for many students due to a string of recent trends.
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