Restrictions put in place over the past few years on how much school districts can collect from property taxes mean districts have to more frequently ask voters through referendums to pay more in taxes to support schools.
If the school district’s ballot measures worth $230 million pass, the district says it will upgrade technology, renovate existing schools and build a new elementary school.
The three gubernatorial candidates—Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell—debated issues relating to jobs and the economy at the debate at University of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis charter network was the only Indiana charter network to win one of the grants.
The new system is also meant to give school-level administrators more autonomy to develop programs and find efficiencies.
Sheridan Community Schools, a small district of about 1,000 students, expects to save millions of dollars in power costs over 20 years with the move.
Six of Indiana’s U.S. representatives filed legislation Tuesday to help veterans regain their GI Bill education benefits after the closure of ITT Technical Institute.
The company will begin the process of liquidating, which will include selling off its Carmel headquarters and other real estate.
Critics worry the accounts would be too unregulated and could divert even more money from public schools.
Carmel-based for-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc. has received a brief reprieve from its accreditor, which has delayed making a decision that could potentially devastate the embattled company.
Advocates want to see Indiana children from families earning up to at least 200 percent of the federal poverty line have access to high-quality pre-kindergarten programs.
Indianapolis’ cash-strapped homegrown charter school network Tindley Accelerated Schools is getting a boost from one of the city’s most ardent school choice supporters.
As IBJ first reported Thursday morning, Newark, Delaware-based Sallie Mae plans to spend $15.7 million on the new office at 8425 Woodfield Crossing in northeast Indianapolis and add 278 workers to its existing staff.
Student loan provider Sallie Mae Bank is expected to announce plans Thursday morning to spend nearly $16 million on a collections office and call center that will hire up to 278 people before the end of 2023.
Students who opt to participate in the program, called "Back-a-Boiler," enter into income-share agreements rather than taking out a traditional college loan.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a group that oversees about 900 campuses, is under scrutiny for lax oversight of its schools.
The for-profit educator has struggled with demand at 22 of its 26 locations nationwide. The college also just emerged from deep legal trouble as the result of its recruiting practices.
The district is hoping to raise $185 million for construction and $6.5 million for its general fund, which covers day-to-day expenses.
The study factored in K-12 education, health care and incarceration costs. But advocates say undocumented immigrants also add to the economy by paying taxes and purchasing goods.
Has Indiana made any progress in tackling student debt since students started racking it up through the Great Recession? The answer is somewhat complicated, higher education finance experts say.