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School Financial Indicator Committee Meets This Week

Jul 10, 2018

Under a bill passed earlier this year, the state plans to keep closer tabs on financially struggling schools. A committee meets this week, to discuss which financial risk factors the state might monitor as part of that plan.

State Offers All Schools Handheld Metal Detectors

Jul 9, 2018

Earlier this year, lawmakers made $35 million available in the common school fund so schools can take out loans to pay for safety upgrades, and set aside more dollars for the state’s school safety grant program.

Now, in a video update shared online, Gov. Eric Holcomb says another way the state wants to make schools safer is by helping control what gets inside.

New suicide prevention training requirements for teachers officially go into effect July 1 as one piece of a statewide plan to increase suicide awareness and prevention.

Indiana union leaders say a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Wednesday won’t have a direct impact on the state, but could change the way those groups receive support from national affiliates.

President Donald Trump is proposing a plan to merge the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor – it’s another indicator of a shift in views around education.

Valerie O’Loughlin (right) and Polly Husmann (left) co-authored a study about learning styles that says the categorization of learners may not be as important to student success as previously thought. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

Learning style categories have been ingrained into teaching methods and study strategies for years, but an increasing body of research on the topic suggests those categories may not have as big of an impact on student outcomes as previously thought.

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More Indiana high school students than ever are earning college credit.

More than 60 percent of 2016 graduates received advanced placement or dual credits, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s latest college readiness report. That’s up from 47 percent just four years ago.

Sean Tierney is an associate commissioner for policy and research with the Commission. He says this means high schoolers are better prepared for college.

Who Decides How To Protect LGBTQ Student Rights?

Jun 15, 2018
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School policies across the state to specifically address the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students vary, and advocacy groups say those can have a long-term impact on kids.

The state’s first set of coalition schools received approval from the State Board of Education Wednesday. The group of districts will waive some state requirements to change how they offer career and technical education, or CTE.

State's Virtual Schools Committee Holds First Meeting

Jun 13, 2018

A new state committee focused on virtual charter schools met for the first time Tuesday. It marks the beginning of an investigation into those schools by state officials.

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