Whether a student can play a sport, study advanced math, or sing in a choir varies widely by where they attend school, Indianapolis Public School officials said at the latest in a series of meetings that raise the possibility of closing some schools.
Indiana lawmakers override governor’s veto of trans sports bill
State senators voted 32-15 in favor of overriding Gov. Eric Holcomb following the same action in a 67-28 vote by the House earlier in the day.Read More
Lilly CEO has leaders talking about whether state is doing enough to grow Indiana
David Ricks’ lunchtime speech to The Economic Club of Indiana—repeated on social media by those in attendance and reported by IBJ and local TV stations—has reverberated across the state.Read More
Purdue Poly seeks deal to use Broad Ripple High School for one year
Indianapolis Public Schools is considering letting Purdue Polytechnic High School North temporarily use part of the building while the charter school’s permanent home is under construction.Read More
Butler names new sciences building Levinson Family Hall after $10M gift
Levinson Family Hall, which opened to the public in summer 2021, connects existing science building Gallahue Hall to the Holcomb Building, which previously housed the Andre B. Lacy School of Business.Read More
Effective next school year, the state will limit schools to three days of asynchronous instruction—defined as days when over half of instructional time is virtual and self-paced, without students spending any online time with a teacher.
Before becoming a teacher, Kim Rosenbaum worked for 14 years as a welder in machine shops—experiences that she thinks make her a better teacher.
The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations.
Longtime public relations strategist Whitney Ertel will take the job May 31, succeeding Patrick McGrew.
Indianapolis-based XR Technologies, which hires math teachers with non-traditional backgrounds and places them in classrooms around the state, has received approval to launch a teacher licensure program that the company says will help it scale its reach beyond the state’s borders.
In some cases, workers say rising costs—and the inability to keep up while on a fixed income—are factoring heavily into their decisions.
All six of the operating referendums on the ballot passed, giving schools around the state additional tax revenue to fund programs, transportation, and salaries. But construction referendums—whose funds are earmarked for specific building or renovation projects—fared worse.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Joe Biden was still considering whether to tie debt relief to borrowers’ income levels, an idea he’s floated in the past. She said it’s “certainly something he would be looking at.”
Christiana Ochoa, who is currently the executive associate dean of the law school, will start her tenure as interim dean July 1.
The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University has received a nearly $21 million gift from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, the largest gift in the school’s history.
The plan begins with four key steps, including hiring an educational equity officer at the Indiana Department of Education, and making statewide achievement data more accessible to parents and community members.
Craig Caldwell has worked at Butler University since 1999 in a variety of roles, including interim dean of the business school since July 1, 2021.
Indiana saw more referendums than ever right before the pandemic. Now, schools face an uncertain economy and ballot language that might cause sticker shock.
Despite fine-tuning over the years, government audits show the Education Department has provided insufficient instructions to contractors managing its loan portfolio. That oversight has resulted in inconsistent loan servicing to the detriment of borrowers.
The donation came from a business leader who earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1971, majoring in political science and history.
A family earning $97,920 can afford only 28% of new homes in Hamilton County and 12% of current listings, according to the study.
Indiana plans to channel up to $15 million in federal emergency funds directly to parents to pay for tutoring for students who are struggling with reading and math.
The project focuses on reconfiguring the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and player lounges, expanding the John Wooden Club area, technology updates and more efficient use of the current space.
Indiana’s unemployment rate hit record lows in January and February, yet labor participation remains stagnant as the state and country continue to grapple with workforce shortages.