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Redistricting reform advocates pack the Indiana House Chamber during a 2017 committee hearing. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana redistricting reform advocates say they’re disappointed and a bit deflated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in two major cases on partisan gerrymandering.

Indiana’s new graduation pathways will include college entrance exams as one gatekeeper to graduation for some students, but the U.S. Department of Education says that means schools must take extra care to follow student data privacy laws.

Samantha Horton / IPB News

State officials Tuesday touted the first business to use a new kind of apprenticeship, which offers both pay and college credit.

Estimates suggest Indiana may need to fill a million jobs by 2028. 

Office of Work-based Learning and Apprentice Executive Director Darrel Zeck says the Earn and Learn initiative is designed to allow small-to-mid-sized businesses to form their own apprenticeship programs.

“As a state, we can offer multiple pathways to help businesses,” Zeck says. 

Climate Shifts Could Hurt Indiana Corn

Jun 14, 2018
(File photo by Annie Ropeik: A corn field)
Rebecca Thiele

A new study predicts the U.S. could lose nearly half of its corn by the end of the century due to climate. That could have detrimental effects in Indiana, the country’s fifth largest corn-producing state. 

Who Decides How To Protect LGBTQ Student Rights?

Jun 14, 2018

School policies across the state to specifically address the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students vary, and advocacy groups say those can have a long-term impact on kids.