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No Child Left Behind waivers require big changes fast

By Ben Wieder Stateline.org staff wrier When New Jersey applied to the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to tout elements of his education reform agenda that had been languishing in the state legislature for months. States that have applied for No Child […]

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Indiana vouchers spur an unintended migration

By Ben Wieder Stateline.org staff writer Parents of nearly 4,000 students in Indiana have moved their children to private schools under a new state voucher system. But ironically, the law has led some parents to do just the opposite. According to The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette, some parents in private schools have moved their children […]

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Attorney General: Bus fees are unconstitutional

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in an official but non-binding opinion Thursday that it is unconstitutional for districts to require students to pay fees for bus transportation – even if the schools outsource the service to an outside group or company. Zoeller also asked the Indiana […]

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Students leave 182 public districts using vouchers

By Lesley Weidenbener Franklin College Statehouse Bureau INDIANAPOLIS – Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids. In all, nearly 3,919 students from low- to moderate-income families qualified for an Indiana Choice Scholarship this […]

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Colleges to celebrate high-speed connections

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University will host a celebration Thursday commemorating the 63 university and college campuses across Indiana that are being connected through an ultra high-speed network. The $35.8 million undertaking was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and aims to connect 21 Ivy […]

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IU will cut summer tuition to fill under-used buildings

Indiana University plans to begin discounting its tuition by 25 percent for its summer sessions at its campuses in Bloomington, Indianapolis and across the state to encourage year-round attendance.

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Obama announces new education freedoms for states; Indiana will take advantage

Indiana will act quickly to seek a waiver of controversial federal school accountability rules under new freedoms announced Friday by President Barack Obama.

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Scientists throw party at state fairgrounds

Hoosiers from across the state can explore science at the premier Celebrate Science Indiana event held at the State Fair grounds.

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Innovation Fund to reward creative school programs

Schools and non-profit groups that want to try or expand a creative or novel education program can now compete for funding from a new state Innovation Fund that is set to distribute $5 million over the next two years.

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More Hoosier students take SAT but scores drop slightly

More Indiana high school students took the SAT college entrance exam this year than ever before but the average scores dropped slightly in writing and math.

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