The Indiana Department of Education is now seeking public opinion through the fall about what characteristics are most important in helping a student after high school graduation.
Prompted by an end to state takeovers and other consequences for low performance, Indiana schools likely will also see a change in how the state measures their success.
When the Education Department approves President Joe Biden’s request, all borrowers with student loans held by the Education Department will see their payments automatically suspended until Sept. 30 without penalty or accrual of interest.
Wednesday’s board decision means high schools’ 2020 graduation rates will not decline as steeply as previously expected.
Katie Jenner, who is an adviser to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, formerly served as a vice president at Ivy Tech Community College.
The Trump administration is fighting a class-action lawsuit for continuing to garnish the wages of defaulted borrowers in violation of a federal order.
State leaders say Indiana schools can reopen safely in the fall if they screen students and staff, create individual health plans, and maintain social distancing, according to newly released re-entry guidelines.
Around the state, school finance experts are unsure what the coronavirus will mean for new property tax referendums to fund local schools. Fourteen districts are expected to put a referendum on the ballot in the primary.
The move comes after Republican state Sen. Jean Leising, of Oldenburg, introduced legislation this year that required the state Board of Education to adopt a program that’s administered nationally.
The attorney for two scandal-plagued virtual charter schools appeared before an authorizing board Monday night and described the schools as effectively closed.
A team of financial technologists has its sights on a U.S. Department of Education contract that could bring at least 300 jobs to the city and further central Indiana’s role as a student-financing hub.
According to her plea agreement, Rhondalyn Cornett stole more than $100,000 from November 2013 until her resignation in November by writing checks from the union’s bank account and using the union’s debit card for personal expenses and to withdraw cash.
In attempt to recover state money that two virtual charter schools received for allegedly non-existent students, Indiana has cut off public dollars to Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy, according to letters sent Friday by the state education department.
Over the last three decades, Indiana’s teacher-shortage areas have shifted from focusing mostly on special education to including broader areas such as math, science, and language arts.
Beginning in 2021, the Indiana Department of Education will be led by a secretary of education.
Indiana’s governor would begin appointing the state schools superintendent in 2021 instead of 2025, under a proposal endorsed Wednesday by the House Education Committee. Voters traditionally have elected the superintendent.
Indiana graduation rates have held relatively steady since 2011, fluctuating by small amounts each year.
Lawmakers have expressed support for increasing teacher pay in the next two-year budget, but the size of Jennifer McCormick’s request could be much more than what’s available.
The emergency manager who oversees the financially struggling Gary school district put 33 closed schools up for sale, but only one property received interest.
Hundreds of teachers assembled at Indiana University to take in lectures, hit the books and do some hands-on training as part of the inaugural Pathfinders Summer Institute.