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Commentary: Back to school


Commentary: Back to school

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org (In the interest of full disclosure, I teach at both Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis.) This week, my wife began the last leg of her journey to get a college degree. She started in the physical therapy assistant program at the University of Indianapolis. Like a lot […]

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State wants colleges to take part in satisfaction survey

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has invited every public and private college in the state to take part in the nation’s first statewide Gallup-Indiana survey of undergraduate satisfaction. ”The benefits of a college degree extend beyond economic factors, but those benefits can be more difficult to measure: job […]

New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

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New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Any member of the Hoosier National Guard will qualify for the state’s National Guard Supplemental Tuition grant no matter his or her state of residence beginning on July 1. “Most of our armories are close to the border like Terre Haute and Evansville. This means we have a lot of […]

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Seven counties recognized for higher education efforts

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Commissioner for Higher Education, Teresa Lubbers, opened up the 2015 College Success Coalitions Award Ceremony on Tuesday by telling the representatives of the counties of the importance of what happens in the Statehouse. “But today we’re going to talk about what you do not in this building,” Lubbers said. […]

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College students to get more info about loans, debt

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students going back to college this fall will be greeted by more than just new classes and textbooks. They’ll be getting more information about their student loans as well – all in the name of helping students make better decisions about their debt. Under a law that takes effect […]

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New law: State aims to bring students back to college

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are seeking to get degrees in the hands of more Hoosiers – in part by encouraging those who quit college to return. The Indiana Higher Education Commission is launching a project called Return and Complete, which requires the state’s public colleges and universities to reach out to […]

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Video & story: Senate budget boosts funding for schools, highways; Kenley warns cuts may be coming

Senate unveiled proposed budget from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Republicans revealed a two-year, $31.5 billion budget Thursday that boosts funding for schools, universities and highways and leaves the state with nearly $1.9 billion in the bank. But the plan’s architect warned immediately that lower-than-expected tax receipts mean the budget […]

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Supporters encourage lawmakers to make a seal available for bilingual graduates

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Students proficient in two or more languages may have an opportunity to add a seal to their high school transcripts – a move supporters say will give them an edge when it comes to higher education and the job market. A House committee heard testimony on Senate Bill […]

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Bill could help students speed through college in three years

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students could get full access to their financial aid and receive incentives if they get on track to graduate in three years rather than four under legislation considered Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee. House Bill 1231, authored by Rep. Todd Huston, R-Fishers, gives college students incentives to participate […]

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Bill that aims to cut student debt heads to full Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to make students more aware of the debt they’re amassing to pay for college passed the Senate Education Committee unanimously Wednesday and now heads to the full Senate. House Bill 1042 requires that public colleges provide students with an annual report that details a total loan amount […]

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