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Small school districts put students at a disadvantage, study says

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Students living in small Indiana school districts may be receiving fewer opportunities to succeed than those in larger school districts. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research released findings of a study showing that the size of a school corporation has […]

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Holcomb says he leads by listening

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items, but he didn’t expect it to take him nearly two hours to return home, or to have such a great impact on the way he leads the Hoosier state. “Once you’re sworn in, there are […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Making advanced courses more available to rural, urban schools

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana students will soon have more access to advanced courses not offered at their school, but at a price. Under House Enrolled Act 1007, the Indiana […]

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Holcomb ceremonially signs pre-K expansion legislation

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With 15 preschoolers surrounding him, Gov. Eric Holcomb praised leaders for progress on both sides of the aisle during the last legislative session before ceremonially signing a bill that expands access to pre-K. “This most recent session that we came out of has been heralded as one of the […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Families to receive diplomas for deceased high school seniors

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Jerrold Parker was only weeks away from finishing his classes at Pike High School when he was murdered in Indianapolis on February 3, 2016. “It feels […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Ethnic course could be the start of a brighter future

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — This fall students at Indiana high schools will have the opportunity to take a class about ethnic and racial studies with the goal of educating youth […]

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Future teachers incentivized to stay in Indiana after graduation

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Baleigh Davis, 17, anxiously awaited an important phone call – one that would reveal whether or not she was one of 200 recipients of the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. “I was very nervous. I thought the interview and everything went really well, so I was very confident but also […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Obtaining a teacher’s license will be quicker for spouses of military members

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – In the 1960s, state Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, left law school and volunteered to join the fighting in the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort […]

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Holcomb puts the best of the best STEM students on his team

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Holding their new blue and gold letter jackets, four top high school graduates stood with the governor as their jackets spelled out “STEM.” These students are a part of the Gov. Eric Holcomb’s first STEM team. They are the elite among Indiana’s students in science, technology, engineering and math. […]

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