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Most of Indiana’s teachers started or completed the process to renew their licenses this summer, ahead of a new license renewal requirement that went into effect Monday.

Taylor University President Resigns After Three Years

Jun 24, 2019

Taylor University’s president is resigning after three years leading the small, Christian school in Upland.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the university made national news this year for its choice of graduation speaker.

In a statement from Taylor University, Paul Lowell Haines did not give a reason for his resignation.  He only said it was the “greatest privilege and honor” of his life to serve as president of his alma mater.

Less than a week after the Archdiocese of Indianapolis split with a Catholic high school because it refused to fire a gay teacher, another city high school says it let go a gay teacher so it can remain in the diocese.

Leaders of Cathedral High School announced Sunday they terminated a teacher's contract because the teacher is in a same-sex marriage.

Two virtual charter schools will close after reaching an agreement with their school district authorizer. One plans to close this fall, while the other will close after the upcoming school year.

Hundreds of former Indiana students of the for-profit college ITT Technical Institute will receive $5.4 million in debt forgiveness. It’s part of a multi-state settlement involving 44 attorneys general, that will provide a total of $168 million in debt forgiveness to more than 22,000 former ITT Tech students nationwide.

Archdiocese Cuts Ties With Brebeuf Over Gay Teacher

Jun 20, 2019

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis will end its relationship with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School because the school would not fire a gay teacher, school leaders say.

The private northwest Indianapolis school will no longer be recognized as a Catholic school by the Archdiocese. The decree will be published Friday in the local Catholic newspaper The Criterion.

Brebeuf leaders say they will appeal the decree. 

An Indiana teacher whose job ended last year after he refused to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns and names is suing his former district. The suit claims he was forced out of his position, and the district violated his freedom of religious expression.

Leadership at the state’s largest teachers union is changing this summer, and the incoming president says he plans to focus more on local schools’ needs.

Keith Gambill has been the Indiana State Teachers Association vice president for six years, and later this summer he’ll become president after members elected him to the position this spring.

Ball State's Tuition Increase Could Make It Pricier Than Purdue

Jun 12, 2019

Ball State University is raising its tuition by a smaller amount than it suggested it might a few weeks ago.  But, as IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, a new fee for online classes could raise that cost significantly for some students.

Ball State University officials proposed a 1.64 percent tuition increase at a public hearing last week, which was just under the non-binding recommendation from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Recently the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network reviewed more than 30,000 online resources to help teachers teach about climate change and found that only about 700 were reputable and could be used in schools. 

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