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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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How one Indiana preschool is making the most of On My Way Pre-K

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of series tracking how money and resources in the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget and other programs are spent.  INDIANAPOLIS — When the clock strikes eight, Angielena Williams is standing outside her classroom door ready to greet her 20 pre-K students with a hug. “Good […]

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Indiana School for the Blind leaves its mark on the state, nation

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of series tracking how money and resources in the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget and other programs are spent. INDIANAPOLIS – High school senior Jadyn Rudd was born legally blind and was in second grade before her family learned she is deaf in her right […]

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Indiana colleges hold line on tuition increase

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education has recommended that the state’s public universities and limit tuition increases to no more than 1.4 percent over next two years. Under state statute, the commission has the responsibility of recommending non-binding tuition and mandatory fee targets every two years for each of Indiana’s public […]

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Education chief will be appointed, not elected in eight years

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A decades-long debate over how the state’s top education official should be picked came to an end Thursday. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law which would remove the state superintendent of public instruction post from Indiana ballots. Beginning in 2025, the governor will select a secretary of […]

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Governor signs budget, big road funding initiative into law

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb gave his final approval of the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget and road funding plans Thursday. “Both these bills are going to transform our state from where we gather today, from this very moment in the people’s house, to where we want to be five, 10, […]

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Replacing ISTEP with ILEARN waits for governor’s approval

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would replace ISTEP with an almost identical test advances to the governor’s desk. Indiana schools will administer its current test for one more year before switching to its replacement, ILEARN, which would be the similar to ISTEP — just shorter and branded with a new name. […]

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