More and more of the work done by university researchers is being spun off into companies and commercial applications that they or the universities own or are a part of.
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
Orr Fellowship grows effort to eliminate brain drain
Since its 2001 founding, the program that connects high-caliber college graduates with high-growth companies has had an immense impact on central Indiana, particularly the tech industry.Read More
Gubernatorial candidates largely stay away from pandemic discussion during first debate
The three candidates answered questions Tuesday night about education, economic development and the role of government, but spent little time discussing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Indiana University ends Bicentennial Campaign with nearly $3.9 billion
In announcing the final totals for the campaign Thursday evening, the university said more than 320,000 alumni and other donors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries contributed to the effort.Read More
Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson on Wednesday pushed new initiatives to promote equity and called out Indiana decision-makers for asking district officials to accept scarcity and to “do more with less.”
With four seats on the seven-member board up for election, the outcome could easily shift the balance of power in the district.
A candidate for the Indianapolis Public Schools board resigned from his position as president of the Indiana Young Democrats this spring amid a controversy over his unauthorized withdrawal of $3,800 from the group’s account.
The Education Department said many claims were submitted by borrowers who attended ineligible programs or who failed to make a valid claim for loan forgiveness.
The funding is part of the firm’s $75 million global commitment to better prepare young people for jobs and a new $30 billion commitment “to advance racial equity and drive an inclusive economic recovery.”
Deep-pocketed political action committees have thrown their support into four races for Indianapolis Public Schools board seats, helping candidates who back partnerships with charter schools to far outraise their competitors.
Teachers and students have had to adapt to the guidelines put in place due to the pandemic, but social distancing and not sharing supplies can pose a unique challenge for classes like science that have labs typically done with partners or in groups.
Covideo’s platform allows users to send 60- to 90-second video clips embedded in email and text messages and to track if, when and how many times the videos are viewed.
A survey of college sports leaders by the academic watchdog Knight Commission found strong support for reforming the way Division I is governed (74%) and restructuring D-I altogether (73%). NCAA Division I is comprised of 351 schools.
The additional funding—$24,000 from the city and $64,000 from the Mind Trust—will keep three of the 14 community learning sites open through the fall semester.
Available courses through the program will be offered online and in-person, depending on the field of study. The $1 million in funding comes from the money the city received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
In the learn-from-home world, educators are encountering friction when extending regular classroom discipline and decorum into young people’s previously private spaces.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Eric Holcomb said the pandemic substantially altered plans, but the commission is still working on a final report to be released before the end of 2020.
With the changes approved Wednesday, a few districts can offer longer school days to take advantage of in-person learning and cut back on e-learning days to help with planning.
The gap is driven by charter schools, according to the report, since they serve a greater percentage of students of color than does the average Indiana district and do not receive local property tax revenues.
The webpage offers only a partial picture because it lacks data from 1,067 schools, nearly 40% of those in the state. The state does not require schools to submit data for the dashboard.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, a frequent critic of her fellow Republicans, took several swipes at Gov. Eric Holcomb in an online event Monday night for Dr. Woody Myers.
The Indianapolis university said it was halfway to its $50 million fundraising goal for the school after a $24 million gift from the Witchger family and other donations.