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TheStatehouseFile.com, reporters win journalism awards

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – TheStatehouseFile.com was named the state’s top news website and four current and former students received honors at the 36th annual Society of Professional Journalists “Best of Indiana Journalism” awards gala. The site – which is powered by Franklin College journalism students – received first place in the best news website […]

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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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Dyslexia training bill for teachers moves to full Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to help teachers better understand dyslexia and catch it early passed the Senate Education and Career Development unanimously. House Bill 1108, authored by Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, provides a definition of dyslexia and requires teachers to be trained to recognize it so students they can put students […]

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Student loan bill moves to Gov. Pence’s desk for signature

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation passed the Senate on Tuesday that would give students accumulating education debt a clearer picture of exactly what they will owe. The bill now moves to Gov. Mike Pence for approval. House Bill 1042, authored by Rep. Casey Cox, R- Fort Wayne, would require postsecondary educational institutions to […]

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Analysis: Students need more info about the debt they’re piling up

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago, as she was starting her law career, my best friend told me that she wished she’d understood just what it would mean to her future to be borrowing her way through school. By graduation, my friend had amassed more than $75,000 in debt, not including the interest […]

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Filmmaker criticizes direction of Indiana education policy

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state superintendent of the year told a group of journalism students Friday “there’s no evidence anywhere” that standardized tests, vouchers or charters lead to the best schools. Rocky Killion, who produced a documentary about school reform, said the world’s best school systems have instead “focused on the needs […]

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FAFSA form for college aid is due at midnight Tuesday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students have until midnight Tuesday to fill out a financial aid form that will determine how millions of dollars in scholarship and grant money is distributed. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – called the FAFSA – is used to determine eligibility for not only state and federal awards but […]

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Lubbers: Students need more internships, real-world experiences

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers encouraged state colleges to incorporate more internship opportunities and work-based experiences into their degree programs. In her third State of Higher Education Address, the former state senator said she wants to connect college students to careers – and internships are a good way […]

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Governor signs fast-tracked bill to shorten ISTEP exam

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Monday to reduce the time students will spend taking the ISTEP test that begins this week – just hours after the House and Senate approved the legislation unanimously. “Hoosier students, teachers and parents can breathe easier now that this year’s ISTEP […]

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Sex offenders couldn’t vote at schools under bill passed by Senate

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A proposal by state Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, to ban sex offenders from entering school grounds to vote passed the Senate on Thursday. “It is important that our children are protected in every way possible,” Mrvan said in a press release. “Schools are no place for those who have been […]