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Indiana public school superintendents to use online teacher evaluation software

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents is partnering with a customizable online educator evaluation and management software, Standard for Success, in order to conduct observations and evaluations of teachers more efficiently. The IAPSS also joins the Indiana Association of School Principals and more than 375 schools – in […]

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Ceremony to honor fallen works set for Monday

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The annual ceremony honoring the memory of Hoosier workers killed on the job during the past year will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Indiana Statehouse. Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will feature state and local government, union and community leaders. The service is one of hundreds that […]

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Wildlife habitat help available

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Hoosier landowners interested in establishing or improving wildlife habitat on their property are now able to submit applications through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The NRCS in Indiana maintains the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, which provides selected residents with assistance to address and improve the wildlife habitat and environmental situation on […]

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Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for the first time since July 2008. The state’s rate of 5.9 percent is better than the national rate and those in surrounding states. “Our rate has dropped by 2 percentage points in one […]

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New legislative programs honor two long time Hoosier public servants

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Joe Donnelly announced the creation of the Wayne Townsend and Frank J. Anderson Legislative Programs on Thursday. The programs are designed to provide individuals interested in public service with the opportunity to serve in Donnelly’s Washington, D.C. office and work with his legislative staff. The Wayne Townsend Legislative […]

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Kokomo Ivy Tech receives $3.27M Youth Career Connect grant

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region has been awarded $3.27 million by The United States Department of Labor under the federal Youth CareerConnect grant program. The money will be used to expand career-training opportunities from the high school level through a two-year college degree. The grant will support and […]

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State will work with Pew on economic development, transparency program

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana as one of seven states to participate in its 18-month Business Incentives Initiative. The program is partnered with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in an effort to discover effective business practices for economic development and remaining transparent to the public. In […]

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Elected officials from Indiana, Connecticut bet on women’s final game

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With bragging rights up for grabs, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced a friendly wager on the outcome of Tuesday’s NCAA Women’s Basketball national championship game between the University of Connecticut and the University of Notre Dame. In the event of an Irish win, […]

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Attorneys general hosts do-not-call summit

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launched the first-ever national “No-Call Law Enforcement Summit” on Tuesday. The Indiana attorney general’s office received more than 14,000 Do Not Call complaints with more than 50 percent involving automated calls known as robocalls last year. The “No-Call Law […]

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Ivy Tech to launch online literacy program

By Jessica Wray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is rolling out a new online literacy program this summer. Ivy Tech received a $69,634 grant in 2013 for the Information Literary Tutorial – or Ivy TILT. The program is divided into various interactive modules, which focus on specific aspects of information literacy. […]

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