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Future teachers incentivized to stay in Indiana after graduation

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Baleigh Davis, 17, anxiously awaited an important phone call – one that would reveal whether or not she was one of 200 recipients of the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. “I was very nervous. I thought the interview and everything went really well, so I was very confident but also […]

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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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21st Century Scholars Program named after Bayh

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has signed an executive order to change the name of the 21st Century Scholarship Program to honor former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh. The program will now be called the Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program. Bayh, who served as the 46th governor of Indiana from 1989-1997, made […]

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New teacher scholarship aims to improve Indiana education

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new college scholarship is designed to encourage top high school students to stay and teach in Indiana. At Plainfield High School Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence ceremonially signed the bill that will provide up to $7,500 a year to cover tuition for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for […]

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Exceptional youth worker to be honored with cash prize for professional development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— The Indiana Youth Institute is looking for Hoosiers making a difference in the lives of young people and there’s a cash prize for the winner. The Indiana Youth Institute is teaming up with the Central Indiana Community Foundation to create an annual award. The winner gets a $2,500 cash prize to […]

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Students to gain a better idea of student loan debt

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Colleges and universities now have new tools to help them meet the requirements of the “truth in borrowing” legislation signed into law. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has provided guidance and templates designed to give Hoosier students a clearer picture of where they will stand financially upon graduation. The […]

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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More and more voucher students never tried public school

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com Voucher students who attended public school first | Infographics INDIANAPOLIS – Four in 10 students using vouchers never attended an Indiana public school, even though the original 2011 law that authorized the program required it. The first year, nearly every student in the program – which uses state funds to send […]

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More than 200 students use state’s early-graduation scholarship

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– More than 200 students are using a new scholarship to help them get a jumpstart on their college education after they graduated from high school a year early. Mom, son laud scholarship program By Lindsay Wenning TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not clear whether it was Zachary Goodman or his […]