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West Clark Community Schools to investigate cost of dissolving
Board to examine tax implications, costs
Friday, September 30, 2016
Funding for pre-K expansion no sure bet in next Indiana state budget
Some GOP legislators cast doubts on effectiveness of spending money for early schooling
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Candidates for Indiana governor get low marks from students
High schoolers: Contenders held back because of audience
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Indiana's gubernatorial education debate cordial, not confrontational
Concur that Indiana's teachers deserve more respect and higher pay; the ISTEP standardized test must be replaced
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
African American settlement in Indiana gets national recognition in D.C.
Knowing the story of Lyles Station at the new Smithsonian museum
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
State-funded welder program fuels RV supplier with labor
Program fills need for skilled workers
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Purdue, state receive $24.5 million federal grant for college prep
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Holcomb education plan continues GOP policies of last 12 years
Gives support to state money for private school vouchers and continuing A-F letter grade system based on student test results
Monday, September 26, 2016
Teacher shortages persist ISU survey says; Indiana school districts respond
Some schools turn to long-term subs, student teachers
Monday, September 26, 2016
Elkhart high schools launch sign language class
Monday, September 26, 2016
New construction swallows up workers in South Bend area
Contractors have backlog of projects
Monday, September 26, 2016
Walking School Bus a possibility for Vincennes neighborhood elementary schools
Promotes a group of youngsters walking to school together in a group with at least one adult chaperon to keep watch
Monday, September 26, 2016
Consolidation talks heat up between Wabash County and Wabash City Schools
Both school districts’ administrations and boards in recent weeks have openly expressed interest in looking into merging with each other
Monday, September 26, 2016
OPINION: A tale of TIF, consultants and cleats
Law firms don’t want to see any changes in TIF
Monday, September 26, 2016
Ivy Tech asking for $43 million for new construction and renovation for Muncie
School may  be building in downtown
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Purdue student-parents face barriers to graduation
University is trying to better accommodate students with children, who face unique barriers to completing school
Sunday, September 25, 2016
PICTURE OF HEALTH: Madison County is an unhealthy place in an unhealthy state
Statewide health rankings and statistical outcomes show local residents’ well-being suffers from poor economic conditions and bad habits
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Daviess County community leaders get look at development opportunities
Lilly Endowment grant funding a Regional Opportunities Initiative for 11-county region
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Drugs behind spike in Madison County child abuse and neglect cases, says CASA head
County numbers up 340 percent since 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2016
New ISU strategic plan sets enrollment goal of 16,000 by 2022
Enrollment has increased more than 30 percent over the last eight years
Friday, September 23, 2016
EDITORIAL: Tighten rules on all schools to assure top-notch teachers
Friday, September 23, 2016
Demand for online classes grows at Purdue
Friday, September 23, 2016
Grade inflation at Purdue under scrutiny
School doesn't know if GPAs are rising due to professors going easier on students or freshmen coming in better prepared for college -- or both
Friday, September 23, 2016
IUK students conduct study on new bypass around Kokomo: Traffic down, sales up on old road
55.07 percent of the businesses surveyed along old U.S. 31 said their sales are up since the new road opened in 2013
Friday, September 23, 2016
Great Lakes Basin tweaks portions of proposed rail routes through NWI
Primary changes would be in Lowell area and would make freight line 21 miles shorter
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Report: Purdue students graduate quicker, earn more
The tool's purpose is to help prospective students make a better informed decision when they're choosing which college and major is best for them, commissioner says
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Cromwell commission creates TIF after more than one year of discussions
School district could see a loss of about $10,000 to its capital projects fund and a $2,000 decrease in its bus replacement fund
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Notre Dame seeks to end coal use by end of the decade
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Manchester Early Learning Center approved for Regional Cities Initiative funding
Part of strategy to increase Wabash County population which has been in decline for decades
Thursday, September 22, 2016
USI 2016-17 enrollment up; Ivy Tech slipping, mirroring statewide decline
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Teacher-supply stores are shutting down en masse
Internet sales has had major impact on retailers
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Relationship with church influences AU's academic mission
Monday, September 19, 2016
Anderson University prepares to kick off yearlong celebration for centennial
AU’s contributions have touched nearly every corner of the community, including education, the arts and entertainment, business, nursing and, of course, spiritual life
Monday, September 19, 2016
OPINION: The miracle of manufacturing will continue
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 19, 2016
EDITORIAL: Report tailors growth plans for different-sized Indiana communities
Thriving Communities, Thriving State” should be required reading for candidates in statewide, local and even school board races
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Indiana report offers look at bullying in schools
Main emphasis in Richmond is on preventing bullying in the first place by giving kids early in the school year clear expectations for their behavior
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Expansion of Notre Dame incubator to meet pent-up demand
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sue Ellspermann faces new challenge as Ivy Tech president
Students often come ill-prepared for college-level courses and are often working or raising families so have little extra time for study and school
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hoosiers' income, inequality both grow, according to new Census data
Indiana 1 of 8 to see gap widen despite median income rise
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-nominated columnist Roger Cohen named first IU Poynter chair
Saturday, September 17, 2016
EDITORIAL: The shutting down of ITT needn't shut down dreams
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Telehealth clinic allows Elwood students to see physician without leaving school
The program designed to lower the amount of emergency room visits at the hospital that are for simple issues
Friday, September 16, 2016
Community visioning begins in Fayette County
Mission statement:  “A community initiative to positively impact and significantly influence our future”
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Enrollment up 4% at Goshen College for 2016-17
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Mishawaka schools consultant apologizes for failed communication
No one attended $25.6 million referendum talk
Thursday, September 15, 2016
'Uncharted territory:' West Clark mulls dissolving school corporation
"If we can’t get along, let’s not get along and get a divorce,” board trustee says
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb says he's 'wired' for continued Hoosier prosperity
"Indiana’s not just competing — we’re winning.” GOP candidate for governor says
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
State education accountability panel tackles ISTEP, English learners
“The idea of sitting there and not being able to read the test, it’s unsettling.” one member says
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Supreme Court considers if private university police records should be open to public
Notre Dame attorney says law should be changed if Hoosiers want such files revealed
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
ITT is gone, but challenges facing for-profit schools live on
Lubbers said community colleges like Ivy Tech and private universities like Indiana Wesleyan now do a better job serving some students
Monday, September 12, 2016
OPINION: Cut the Indiana property tax cut debate, spend wisely
City councils ought to focus on the basics of making a city attractive to people
Monday, September 12, 2016
2nd high-rise planned in West Lafayette Village
Monday, September 12, 2016
Gregg visits Bloomington, pledges to focus on economy, equality
Says even though his opponent has changed  the issues are the same
Monday, September 12, 2016
OPINION: Indiana's population projections running high
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 12, 2016
Stant Corp. and Ivy Tech team up on apprenticeship program in Connersville
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Steuben County addresses its labor shortage
Northeast Indiana Works to provide Skill-Link training in industrial maintenance.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
CEO program a go for Knox County high school students
Need at least 35 business owners — 50 is most desirable — who are willing to make a $3,000 financial commitment, or $1,000 per year for three years
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ball State University seeks $88 million for new STEM, health professions building
New health clinics and science labs are critical to school's  future, consultants say
Friday, September 9, 2016
Former ITT students say school was troubled for a long time
Friday, September 9, 2016
Valparaiso High School using Breathalyzer-type test at events in alcohol fight
Wants to do the tests when large groups of its students are on the property for varsity sports and dances, including homecoming
Friday, September 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: Is all of IPFW's spending growth needed?
Friday, September 9, 2016
Trine University offers transfers to ITT students
Friday, September 9, 2016
10-county study: Quality of life key to regional prosperity
Without a rich sense of place and community, workforce retention becomes difficult, says steering committee chair
Thursday, September 8, 2016
University of Evansville's enrollment rises slightly for 2016-17
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million, most from federal grants
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Biotechnology and bushels: Washington High School class makes real-life connections
“Our students are learning as group how agriculture is tied to so many different things,” biology teacher says
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Gary schools looking for ways out of $75 million budget deficit
State-appointed fiscal manager says district 'can't cut fast enough'
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Conexus intern program grows in second year, reaching 230 high school students
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Huntington University to build new greenhouse
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Grace College sees record enrollment
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Peaceful community, jobs draw American Muslims to Topeka in LaGrange County
Pharmacist says that local people embrace the mix of cultures and it’s no big deal for them
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hoch Associates works to develop 20-minute neighborhood concept in Fort Wayne
Idea is that anyone in the neighborhood should be able to have access to all that they may need outside of work within a 20-minute bike ride or walk
Monday, September 5, 2016
5-year enrollment record set at IPFW for fall 2016 semester
Monday, September 5, 2016
OPINION: Occupational shifts favor education
For the past 25 years, total employment has declined for workers with a high school diploma or less because of accelerated technological change occurring in occupations
Monday, September 5, 2016
COMMENTARY: Pence to the rescue
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 5, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ritz's office should have put technology contract up for bid
Sunday, September 4, 2016
More jobs, better opportunities for Southern Indiana residents this Labor Day
From the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015, 4,919 jobs were added in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties, according to STATS Indiana
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Community can lend color to Jasper downtown mural
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Training table: Apprenticeship program helps Nestlé prepare for worker shortage
A centuries-old practice started in Europe, allows participants to gain valuable on-the-job experience while attending classes.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Flooding leads the list of concerns for the future of Portland's downtown
Attendees want improved aesthetics and beautification, a more vibrant nightlife with more downtown dining options and a stronger park and trail system
Friday, September 2, 2016
Indiana Chamber wants a better workforce talent pool for Hoosier industry
Pushing gubernatorial and state superintendent candidates to address the issue
Friday, September 2, 2016
'Trigger warnings' and 'safe spaces' Where does Vincennes University stand on free speech?
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Fall enrollment down 3.5 percent at IU South Bend
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Boone Economic Development Corp. celebrates successes at annual meeting
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Kokomo's Inventrek tenants find temporary housing after tornado
Ivy Tech programs have relocated classes to other college buildings
Thursday, September 1, 2016
State officials tout Lifefline Law, text-911
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Trine University launching esports program
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Wood Memorial to forfeit next six games in wake of reports of bullying, hazing
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Ball State adds $1.5 million football game at Tennessee
“We have been very aggressive in trying to get those games set up so that we can get the most dollars available,” athletic director says
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Candidates for governor civilized at forum on Indiana's future
Low-key event focused on a theme: “What is it that Indiana needs to do to thrive in next 10 years?”
Wednesday, August 31, 2016






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