More than 200 of Indiana’s nearly 300 districts have closed after consultations with local health officials. But, in at least 21 states, officials have ordered closures to try to stop spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Joe Hogsett said that left unchecked, the coronavirus “has the potential to wreak untold damage on our families and the very social safety net that protects our most vulnerable residents.”
“This is a time when we must do all we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect our most vulnerable populations and reduce their potential to acquire or spread this virus,” Holcomb said in a statement. “While some actions are drastic, now, not later, is the time to act.”
Meanwhile in Boone County, both Zionsville and Whitestown are closing town facilities through April 6 beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The decisions were made to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. Neither school currently has a coronavirus case on campus.
CourseNetworking, an Indianapolis-based maker of distance learning and collaborations software, and the IUPUI CyberLab are offering a free solution for schools through their Learning Management System.
Without an exemption approved last month, most schools would have received a D or an F. That would have affected teacher’s evaluations, and therefore pay, and put many schools on the path to state intervention.
If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for Division I athletes in high-profile sports such as football and basketball.
Longtime commercial real estate executive Gene Zink has donated a 20,298-square-foot building at 3919 Meadows Drive to Goodwill. The Excel Center program has been leasing the 59-year-old former Bible college building near Rural and 38th streets since July 2011.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies.
The state’s “You can. Go back.” campaign aims to shore up the number of Hoosier adults with either a college degree or a high-quality training certificate. In 2015, the commission set a lofty goal for the campaign: It wanted to see 200,000 adults with some post-secondary education go back to school and earn a degree by 2020.
According to a criminal complaint, after exchanging messages with an undercover police officer he thought to be a minor named Tyler, Thomas Minar sent multiple pornographic pictures and other sexual messages through the Grindr app.
Franklin College terminated President Thomas Minar over the weekend after he was arrested in Wisconsin “for use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime, child enticement, and to expose a child to harmful materials/narrations,” the school said Monday afternoon.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP legislators maintain that more can be done about teacher pay in 2021 when the next new two-year budget is written.
Republican Eric Holcomb has said he would wait for recommendations later this year from a teacher pay commission he appointed in February, but he told reporters Monday—on the first day of the legislative session—that might change with state tax revenues growing faster than expected.
Aleesia Johnson, a longtime ally of charter schools, was named superintendent of the state’s largest school district—Indianapolis Public Schools—in June, after filling the job on an interim basis for several months.
The downfall of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy placed Daleville Community Schools under a microscope.
Indiana State University is at the forefront of the increasingly complicated and important world of packaging. It’s one of seven colleges in the U.S. to offer a four-year degree in package engineering technology.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Tuesday that he wants the state to impose a hands-free-driving law in 2020. The proposal, which would prohibit the use of mobile phones while operating a motor vehicle, is part of the Republican governor’s 2020 legislative agenda.
Tom Allen led Indiana University to its first winning regular season in 12 years and its first winning conference season in 26 years.