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More suburban students using state's voucher program

Voucher use is up significantly in Hamilton County districts, but most children using the program still live in the state's largest, poorest cities with some of the most troubled public schools.
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Senate defeats civics test bill, grapples with ISTEP

Indiana students might be off the hook from a proposal asking they pass a civics test to graduate from high school after a bill to require it was defeated in the state Senate on Tuesday.
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Indiana pushing to inform more students about internships

Indiana is launching a new statewide initative to teach students about the value of internships and other work-based experiences that can boost their job prospects in an increasingly competitive economy.
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Indiana school voucher rolls up 47 percent, to 29,000

The report says students are eligible to receive nearly $116 million in voucher awards this school year, up from $81 million a year ago.
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UPDATE: Pence signs bill trimming ISTEP times

The changes are expected to shave at least three hours off the test for all grades plus an additional hour in 5th and 7th grades.
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$22M HQ to raise profile of asset-rich Liberty Fund

Liberty is one of the richest foundations in the state, with $332 million in assets—firepower it devotes to publishing books and staging some 200 all-expenses-paid conferences a year.
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IU trustees approve room, board rate increases

The most commonly requested package for the Bloomington campus currently costs $9,943, but will increase by about $300 starting in the 2015-16 school year.
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Educators say cuts to ISTEP test times not enough

Indiana school administrators say they welcome efforts to shorten the standardized test that 450,000 students soon will begin taking, but they say the exam will still take too long.
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Ritz addresses speculation on possible gubernatorial bid

State schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, who has been at loggerheads with Gov. Mike Pence for most of his first term, isn't ruling it out.
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Purdue fraternities vote to ban hard liquor

The new policy prohibits all beverages with 15 percent alcohol content from being consumed on fraternity property. Punishment for a first offense could be 16 weeks of social probation.<
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