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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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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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