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Ivy Tech names new regional leaders

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has announced a new chancellor and president of two regions for the college. The college named Chris Lowery chancellor of the Columbus and Southeast regions – which include the Batesville, Lawrenceburg, and Madison campuses ­– and Chad Bolser as the new president of the college’s […]

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Pence names university trustees

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence named trustees to boards at Purdue, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University and Vincennes University on Wednesday. At Purdue University: Gary Lehman – appointed for a three-year term – is from Tippecanoe County and serves at the chairman of the board for Oerlikon Fairfield. He is […]

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Ivy Tech launches microsystems program at northeast campus

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College received nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation on Tuesday to develop a new microsystems certificate program at its Northeast campus. “It should help our students get a job. It should make our relationships with local industries stronger because we’re specifically training technicians to do […]

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30 Laws: Program seeks to push good students into STEM teaching jobs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A plan to keep top performing students home in Indiana after they graduate from college passed the General Assembly unanimously but could face trouble next year as lawmakers decide how to fund it. “I think everyone agrees with the concept,” said Rep. Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, “but it will be […]

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Ivy Tech to offer entrepreneurship certificate programs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech will offer new certificates in entrepreneurship at 31 campuses starting in August. The certificate of entrepreneurship – 18 credit hours – prepares students to own and operate an independent business and offers courses in market research, venture growth, development and tax and finance. The technical certificate – […]

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New report: More students ready for college

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About 66 percent of students from the high school class of 2012 attended college the year following graduation, according to new College Readiness Reports released Tuesday. That’s up from 64 percent the year before. “While we are encouraged that the numbers are moving in the right direction, we must […]

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Daniels seeks ‘value’ for college education at Purdue, elsewhere

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Mitch Daniels sat casually at the circle table near the bay window in his office. He pushed up the sleeves on his crisp white button-up shirt with “Purdue” written above the left breast. He laced his fingers together and placed them on the arm of the simple, […]

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Teacher ratings find some colleges prep better than others

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Franklin College and Indiana University East produced the most effective teachers in Indiana over the past three years, according to an educator ratings report released by the Department of Education. The report rated Indiana educators on a four-point scale – highly effective, effective, improvement necessary and ineffective. The study […]

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Weinzapfel to head southwest Ivy Tech region

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has appointed former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel to serve as the chancellor for the school’s new southwest region, which includes the Evansville and Tell City region with their Terre Haute locations. Weinzapfel currently works as an attorney in Evansville, but has also served two terms […]

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Bill to change teacher prep programs passes Senate

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that makes changes to the teacher education preparation programs passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday. The bill, authored by Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis, requires the Department of Education to establish standards for the continuous improvement of the teaching programs and the performance of individuals who complete them by […]

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