Most of the biggest gifts of 2019 went to higher education institutions outside the Circle City, but not-for-profits in the Indianapolis area did snag a few seven-figure donations. Here are the top four local gifts. $5 million Recipient: Butler University Donors: Craig Fenneman and Mary Stover-Fenneman For: Several projects, including the upcoming expansion and renovation […]
Last year, 44 donors gave big gifts worth nearly $406.6 million
Indiana University last year received some of its largest donations ever as it began to wind down its eight-year, $3 billion capital campaign.Read More
Indiana ends takeover, returning 3 schools to IPS
Nearly eight years after Indiana seized three struggling campuses from Indianapolis Public Schools, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hand the schools back, bringing to a close a turnaround experiment that sparked enduring change in the state’s largest district.Read More
Indiana University athletic director Glass stepping down
Fred Glass, who has led the IU athletic department since 2009, said “it’s time” for him to step down and spend more time with his family. His successor will be chosen by IU President Michael McRobbie.Read More
A top legislative priority for House Republicans faced some push back this week from the very professionals lawmakers believed they would be helping with the measure.
A Democratic proposal to immediately boost Indiana teacher pay by $100 million a year by stretching out payments to a teacher pension fund was rejected Thursday by a Republican-controlled committee.
A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging Indiana University breached its contract by providing substandard living assignments to thousands of students staying in residential halls where mold was found.
The graduation rate at Emmerich Manual High School plummeted to 57% last year after a state audit found the school did not have the proper documentation for many of the students designated as leaving to be home-schooled.
Teachers have long objected to the requirement, and bill sponsor Republican Rep. Tony Cook of Cicero said removing it acknowledges the trouble with measuring teacher effectiveness based on a single student exam.
The entire men’s basketball team and coaching staff died on Dec. 13, 1977, after the plane carrying them crashed on takeoff. It was a seminal moment for the city and the University of Evansville.
The festivities will include dedication of a new supercomputer, the inaugural chiming of a rare collection of bells and a speech by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis.
Vincennes University announced its partnership Thursday with Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy to develop new talent in the cybersecurity field.
A month after its bid for charters was rejected by a state authorizer, a not-for-profit with ties to Charter Schools USA appears to be looking for another backer—raising concerns that Indiana law makes it too easy to shop around for a friendly overseer.
Dr. Anantha Shekhar, a nationally recognized health sciences researcher and entrepreneur, has played a major role in boosting research funding at IU, where he has worked since 1989 in numerous leadership roles.
Members of the Republican-dominated General Assembly are set to return Monday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis for their 2020 session, during which they will face continued calls from teacher unions and Democrats for better teacher pay.
The proposal would prohibit private school voucher money from going to schools that discriminate over factors including sexual orientation, disability, race, gender or religion.
Although 205 Indiana schools, or about 11 percent, didn’t meet the federal expectations, 620 Indiana schools, or about 34 percent, received the federal assessment’s Approaching Expectations rating.
The program funded additional patrols by nearly 40 police departments aimed at improving school bus safety, The citations issued during the first two months of the 2019-20 school year included 453 bus stop-arm violations and 1,239 for speeding.
The perennial Big Ten doormat, known more for its basketball prowess than its football progress, has a chance to match its most wins in program history on Thursday night.
A lawyer elected to the Washington Township School Board in 2018 is ineligible to serve, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday in an unprecedented decision regarding her home’s location.
Parking officials will consider issue such as how to track whether more than one vehicle registered to a permit are on campus at the same time and how to account for multiple people sharing a permit.
The school’s action comes six weeks after McCarty guided the unranked Purple Aces’ stunning 67-64 upset of then-No. 1 Kentucky, his alma mater, on its home court.