Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is taking shots at student debt cancellation and tuition-free college proposals, hallmarks of President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda for higher education.
Presidential preferences: Finding an IU leader to please all constituencies will be challenging
Students want a president that’s focused more on their wellbeing. Faculty members want a leader with a background in academia. And members of the business community say they hope IU’s next president sets the university up to better meet the needs of Indiana employers and the jobs of tomorrow.Read More
Q&A: IPS superintendent talks masks, social distancing and educating kids
IBJ reporter Samm Quinn talked with Superintendent Aleesia Johnson about how returning has gone so far and other impacts COVID-19 has had on the state’s largest public school system.Read More
IPS plans staggered in-person return in October after cautious online start
The plan is based on improved coronavirus data in Marion County. The city’s average positivity rate—the percentage of people who test positive for the coronavirus—has hovered near 5% for several weeks, according to state data.Read More
Pandemic puts retailers in college towns to stiff test
The worst part for the hundreds of Hoosier small-business owners whose livelihood is linked to universities is the uncertainty.Read More
John Mutz made the donation to establish a newly endowed chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism that will study and support innovation in local news at the school.
The increased difficulty of finding substitutes is forcing districts to more frequently shift their staffing, with teachers who provide instruction in specialized classes instead being drafted to fill in for absent teachers.
With four seats on the seven-member board up for election, the outcome could easily shift the balance of power in the district.
Here are six companies and one not-for-profit organization from central Indiana that are experimenting in the ed-tech sector.
The program traditionally combines in-school lessons from teachers with a two-day event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where more than 10,000 students explore interactive projects and exhibits set up by more than 100 companies and 1,000 volunteers. This year, it’s going online.
Standard for Success, a Cloverdale-based educational software company, through 2019 has been growing at a strong double-digit clip and earlier this year launched a new service line company officials are confident will help the firm expand further by signing deals with colleges and universities nationwide.
In 1983, a chess team from IPS School No. 27 took on an elite private school from Manhattan in the National Elementary School Chess Championship—and won.
The color-coded system, expected to go live Wednesday, assigns scores to counties based on three key metrics: the number of new cases per 100,000 residents, positivity percentage and change in percent positivity from the previous week.
One option includes playing games at domed stadiums across the Midwest, including in Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Detroit.
With school re-openings—or partial re-openings—just around the corner, many parents are wondering how they can help their children wade back into the world.
Through the end of the year, Hoosiers with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree can also receive free training in high-growth, in-demand jobs. In addition, the state has expanded the money companies can receive to train workers.
Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions’ latest platform—Bus Guardian—helps with contact tracing and hygiene verification for school buses.
But the leader of the Indiana Senate doubles down on his statement that he can’t guarantee full funding for schools that don’t offer an in-person option for students.
As schools across the country announce their plans for the fall, working parents are forced to choose from an array of bad options: Send your kids back to school, if it’s open, and risk coronavirus exposure—or keep them home with little or no supervision as you try to simultaneously parent, do your job and monitor your child’s online schooling.
The court said separation of church and state means that religious groups must be allowed to hire and fire individuals who serve as teachers or messengers of their faith without court interference.
The importance of having a medical professional on site has been heightened as districts work through how to reopen schools safely during the ongoing pandemic.
More than a quarter of the 1,217 arrests in Indiana schools in 2018-19 were of Black students, even though they made up only 14% of the state’s student population.
Organizers hope to address the barriers that discourage men of color from working as preschool teachers, including a lack of representation in preschool classrooms and the misconception that teaching preschool is like a babysitting job.