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30 laws in 30 days: Students completing core Spanish classes to have designation on transcript

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students who complete a minimum core group of Spanish classes in high school will soon have something to show for it. House Bill 1209, signed into law earlier this year, outlines a core of Spanish class requirements for high school students. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will […]

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High school diploma changes approved

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved proposed changes to Indiana’s high school diploma requirements on Thursday. “The new diploma requirements are more academically challenging and set clearer expectations for college and career readiness,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana commissioner for higher education. “Our goal is for all students to be […]

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Ivy Tech eases application process for dual credit high school students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College launched an online application process for one of the college’s largest student groups Monday. Students participating in Ivy Tech’s high school-based dual credit program will now be able to complete the process online in an easier process. The process will also be able to be completed […]

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State considers high school diplomas that require more classes, more math

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Career Council has proposed to revamp high school diplomas to require more classes and boost the amount of math students must take to graduate. The proposed changes mean Indiana would move from four diploma options to three. The default diploma for all students would be the College […]

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Video & story: Committee postpones vote on bill to require civics test for graduation

Students may have to take civics exam to graduate on Vimeo. By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Only half of U.S. adults can name all three branches of government, according to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute – and state Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, finds that troubling. To help combat the issue, Wesco authored House Bill 1296, […]

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Senate committee debates new technical high school degree

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier high school students could gain a new type of technical degree under legislation the Senate Education Committee debated Wednesday. Rep. Wendy McNamara, R-Mount Vernon, authored House Bill 1213, which would require the Indiana Works Council to develop a career and technical education diploma – called the CTE. She […]

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Public hearings to measure support for multi-class, high school basketball

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will have a chance to express their views on the state’s multi-class basketball tournament – which is now 16 years old – during a series of 11 public hearings across the state in April and May. The public meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m at the […]