The Trump administration is fighting a class-action lawsuit for continuing to garnish the wages of defaulted borrowers in violation of a federal order.
Six ways Indianapolis Public Schools will be different when buildings reopen
With the next school year rapidly approaching, the state’s largest district is planning for the challenges it must tackle for staff and students to return safely for in-person instruction.Read More
NCAA board supports name, image, likeness compensation
The Indianapolis-based NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media.Read More
Purdue student files lawsuit against university over its pandemic response
The complaint is one of several that New York-based law firm Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP has filed on behalf of college students across the country who are now receiving a much different college experience than they expected. The suit is seeking class-action status.Read More
Most of the funding will be used to expand Workforce Ready Grants and Employer Training Grants. The state also plans to use some of the funding to scale up career coaching efforts and other workforce development outreach.
State leaders say Indiana schools can reopen safely in the fall if they screen students and staff, create individual health plans, and maintain social distancing, according to newly released re-entry guidelines.
Meanwhile, the final results of Beech Grove City Schools’ referendums were still being counted Tuesday night, but voters looked to be on the way to approving the $22.4 million funding request.
Al Hubbard, who served in the White House under the George H.W. Bush and the George W. Bush administrations, is backing a campaign to defeat referendums that seek to raise $285 million for construction projects and $16 million for operating expenses.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s application to the U.S. Department of Education provides a look at how he will spend federal education money that was set aside for state leaders to distribute how they choose.
During the coronavirus outbreak, U.S. schools are using online instruction more than ever before. But a lot of students simply don’t have the reliable, high-speed internet access they need to participate.
IU makes tentative plans for in-person fall instruction, to offer virus testing to students, faculty
IU President Michael McRobbie outlined reopening plans in a note to the university community on Thursday. The note said the university could begin in-person instruction this fall “in some proportion,” but added the reopening would depend on the pandemic.
Christel House, which operates K-12 charter schools in high-poverty areas, did not provide a reason for Peterson’s departure. He took the job in October 2018, succeeding founder Christel DeHaan.
The decision clears the way for individual workouts by athletes, mostly on their own, subject to safety and health protocols decided by their schools or local health officials.
Many Indiana families will begin receiving government benefits this week to make up for the meals their children are missing while school buildings are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Rhondalyn Cornett, 55, was also ordered to pay more than $154,000 in restitution to the Indianapolis Education Association and will serve two years of probation.
University of Notre Dame officials announced Monday the school’s campus will reopen to students on Aug. 10, with social distancing, a mask requirement, testing and contact tracing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The state had encouraged daycares to stay open through the spring shutdown. Still, about one-third of providers across Indiana temporarily closed.
Throughout Indianapolis, where the school system allows parents to choose where their children attend, enrollment for the next academic year is in upheaval as families and schools grapple with urgent crises.
Indiana University has joined a growing number of universities facing lawsuits filed by students who allege they haven’t been properly refunded for pandemic-related disruptions to the spring semester.
The decision is expected to be made around July 4 at the earliest, Gov. Eric Holcomb said— about a month before many Indiana districts typically return.
Noting that state revenue is “going to diminish significantly,” IPS Board President Michael O’Connor said at Thursday’s board meeting that the district must “be prepared to make some very conservative, very difficult decisions about preparing for those cuts.”
The federal lawsuit accuses the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities.