Officials want to boost Indiana’s college attainment rate from 41 percent to 60 percent by 2025 and think targeting people who have shown an interest in school but never finished may be the fastest way to get there.
Preschool advocates want the Indiana Legislature to spend $50 million a year to expand the state’s pilot program. So far, lawmakers seem cool to that idea.
Advocates want to see Indiana children from families earning up to at least 200 percent of the federal poverty line have access to high-quality pre-kindergarten programs.
Supporters say the bill would help students who have been expelled or dropped out of school get back on track, while critics contend it’s too broad.
Mayor Greg Ballard on Wednesday proposed a 5-year program to pay for preschool for 4-year-olds from low-income families. He also floated hiring another 280 police officers. The cost to the average household would be $86 per year.
Big budgets used to rule in college rankings. But that could be changing. A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is the latest effort among several nationally to score universities on their bang for the buck.
Colleges are experimenting with business models at a time when the ability of students and their families to pay are dropping dramatically, and endowments and scholarship funds remain depressed.
R. David and Suzanne Hoover, both 1967 graduates of DePauw University, will contribute $9 million to need-based scholarships, with the rest providing the lead gift for Hoover Hall.
Employee’s entire estate will go toward university’s goal of raising $1.3 billion.
A proposal to tighten requirements for Indiana's popular 21st Century Scholars program for low-income students is in limbo after a legislative committee removed it from a package of revisions to college financial aid programs.
The growing popularity of the 21st Century Scholars program and the state’s recession-driven budget bind has state officials looking to tighten up both the academic and financial requirements.
As Indiana lawmakers ponder a bill that would give high school students an incentive to graduate early, state university leaders are bracing for the possible impact—an influx of minors onto their campuses.
The program will award $10,000 per school year to each of 10 incoming students who attend the annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Gov. Mitch Daniels failed to get the legislature to bite on his plan to lease out the Hoosier
Lottery in order to pay for two-year college scholarships. So he’s now he’s using $31 million in federal stimulus funds
to create a similar program for about 9,000 Hoosiers.