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Scholarship focused on teacher shortage opens for applications

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Applications are now being accepted for a new college scholarship designed to encourage top high school students to stay and teach in Indiana. The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides up to $7,500 each year of college for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning […]

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Application fees waived for College Application Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourteen Indiana colleges taking part in College Application Day on Oct. 21 will waive application fees for all Hoosier high school students. Seven of those colleges are waiving application fees for the entire month of October. The day, sponsored in partnership with Learn More Indiana and the national American College […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

Commentary: Back to school

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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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