Education

USI to name new president Thursday

Apr 17, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana plans to hire a new president this week. 

The USI Board of Trustees will meet in special session Thursday afternoon to select the university’s next president.

It will be USI’s 4th president, replacing the retiring Linda Bennett -- who also serves on the WNIN Board.

The new USI president is expected to meet with media members after the meeting.

The publicly-funded university has kept the selection process quiet.

The executive session will be held at the Griffin Center on the USI campus at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

Charges brought in online school threat

Feb 16, 2018
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A Central High School student said he was trying to get school canceled Friday. Now, he’s facing a felony charge for allegedly making a social media post threatening violence at an Evansville high school.

Senate, House Pass School Funding Measures

Jan 22, 2018

Late last year, the state revealed a surprise uptick of public school student enrollment, which led to a multi-million dollar gap in funding. Now, two bills to fix the nearly $16 million funding shortfall for this year has been approved – one in the House, and one in the Senate.

Lawmakers estimate enrollment numbers to figure out how much to set aside for school funding during budget sessions, but last year’s numbers turned out to be off the mark due to an unexpected surge of students enrolling in public schools.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos approved Indiana’s plan to adhere to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act Friday.

Indiana’s 168-page plan details how state officials will comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind law in 2015.

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