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.
We must … take decisive actions to remove the barriers that prevent too many people from achieving the American dream.
Nearly 2,800 Hoosiers lost their lives due to an overdose in 2021, equivalent to the population of Indiana towns such as Loogootee, LaGrange and Winamac.
Our top two priorities should be strengthening Indiana’s teacher preparation programs and enrolling more high school graduates in post-secondary education.
As we think about maximizing the reach of telehealth to serve at-risk populations, growing access to broadband internet must be a key priority.
Indiana released a new set of reports late last month that represent a critical step toward helping close gaps in education outcomes.
We also must ensure that those who need immediate help can receive it without facing stigma.
“Among U.S. high school senior boys, 26% planned to enter STEM careers compared with 13% of girls.”
While all Indiana GPS indicators are important, two of the most critical are early literacy and median income.
Far too few Black and Hispanic students are being adequately prepared for success after high school.
We are incredibly lucky to have these everyday heroes in our local hospitals and schools.
Quitting cigarettes and other nicotine products is hard, but it is achievable through proven cessation tools.
The jobs that fuel central Indiana’s economy will increasingly require a workforce with some form of postsecondary education.
Right now, participation in Hoosier Hall Pass is low, and there is often a shortage of poll workers on Election Day.
Isn’t it time we acknowledge that what we have been doing to close K-12 equity gaps isn’t working?
More than three decades of data and Indiana’s own experience demonstrate that these programs work.