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Reported cases of bullying in schools have slightly decreased compared to the 2017-18 school year, according to an annual state survey aimed at tracking bullying incidents. 

Ally Fulp and Levi Dotson live down the street from each other, and compete all the time. They’re in Levi’s yard, shooting at the clay targets Fulp’s dad sends whipping through the air. 

Taylor University Board Chair Named Interim President

Aug 1, 2019
Taylor University

Taylor University has named the school’s Board of Trustees Chair as its interim president for the upcoming school year.

Paige Comstock Cunningham has been a Taylor trustee for 17 years.  University officials say she will step down from the board to serve in the interim leadership role.

The governor’s Teacher Compensation Commission will host public comment sessions across the state in August. 

Enrollment is open for the state-funded preschool program aimed at low-income families. For the first time seats are available in all 92 counties as part of On My Way Pre-K.

The program provides vouchers for eligible families to help pay tuition at high-rated preschools.

Nicole Norvell of the Family And Social Services Administration says the program is an important step before a child begins kindergarten.

The accountability system for Indiana's public schools could change. Yet whether that means added flexibility to the controversial A-F format or blowing up the system entirely remains to be seen.

Two virtual schools being investigated by the state could close as early as this September. The school district that authorizes the schools began the process of revoking their charters at a special meeting Thursday night.

Indiana is home to more than two dozen school district boundaries contributing to segregation and inequitable school funding, according to a new report.

Two virtual charter schools embroiled in controversy could close sooner than expected, as the school district overseeing the two schools says families and students have so far been left in the dark about the future of operations.

The former president of the teachers union representing Indianapolis Public Schools pleaded guilty Monday in federal court for embezzlement of more than $100,000 from the labor group.

Rhondalyn Cornett, 54, now faces up to 20 years in prison, fines and more, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. 

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