The evidence suggests that standardized tests like the SAT offer a more complete view of a student’s likelihood of excelling in college.
Indiana’s reading levels are at a crisis point.
While certainly an unpopular decision among young people, we’ll all be better off in the long run.
According to the same Trust Barometer, respondents trust ‘my CEO’ and ‘my colleagues’ far more than government leaders or journalists.
We live in a world plagued by challenges but also brimming with possibilities.
Indiana adults with a bachelor’s degree earn $1 million more in their career lifetime than do adults with only a high school diploma.
Even more concerning are the disparities when looking at test scores by race and ethnicity.
Research suggests quality youth employment experiences lead to significant reductions in violent crime.
Our state’s education outcomes are not great.
The benefits of a healthier Indiana would include longer average life expectancy, a larger tax-paying population, lower healthcare costs, and a more productive workforce.
Without hope for their future, why would someone feel invested in our country and its foundational values?
The obvious place to target interventions for young people is K-12 schools, where almost all children and teenagers spend most of their time.
Indiana’s current FAFSA completion rate is 32.5%, which ranks 35th nationally.
He believed big impact often comes from multiple, seemingly small or mundane actions taken over the course of many years.
Science and math proficiency are critical to a student’s future success in the workforce.
A 2018 report found a $2 increase in the price of cigarettes would prevent an estimated 58,100 Hoosier youth from becoming adult smokers.
Instead of being known principally for sports, the Indy region could broaden its appeal to millennials by also becoming recognized for a vibrant arts and culture scene.
Employers looking to fill high-demand jobs, build a diverse workforce and create a pipeline of loyal future workers should consider youth apprenticeships.
Two of the most concerning categories of students are Indiana’s Hispanic and English Language Learner students.
Schools must be more intentional about recruiting from alternative teacher pipeline models.