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A new state report shows the number of students who transfer in or out of the school corporation boundary they reside in to attend other districts, charter schools or private schools.

The Public Corporation Transfer Report was created by a 2017 state law. The intent is to offer a better understanding of the mobility of students living within a school corporation’s boundary, according to the Indiana Department of Education who compiled and released it.

One part of Indiana’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, aims to reduce gaps in teacher effectiveness for low-income and minority students.

But a national research group has criticized the state’s final targets. The National Council of Teacher Quality says the state leaves minority students 4.3 percent more likely to be taught by ineffective teachers. Instead, it says, the state should update the plan to reflect the ultimate objective: elimination of those gaps.

Indiana To Hear New Plan For Students Not On Diploma Path

Jul 11, 2017


Students with significant cognitive disabilities can pursue a credential known as a “certificate of completion,” which is less rigorous than a high school diploma. (Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

State officials plan to develop new courses of study for special education students on track to receive a certificate instead of a high school diploma. Officials are expected to present a plan to the Indiana State Board of Education Wednesday.

If college students want a better chance at getting As in their classes, new research says setting goals at the beginning of the semester increases the opportunity to earn better grades.

Victoria Prowse is an associate professor of economics at Purdue University and helped conduct research on how goal setting affected the grades of college students. The study worked with 4,000 students at a large, public university, all taking a required class.

The Trend: Scholars for Syria Islam Discussion

Mar 15, 2016
Paola Marizán

Students from the University of Evansville have decided to take their own action in educating the local community about Syria and explaining what is happening. Consisting of a diverse spectrum of students from all over the world including Syria and the United States, they come together to address the issues Syria and its people face today.

Known as Scholars for Syria, the group has created multiple efforts to accomplish their goals. One of their projects is providing a lecture series to cover an array of issues including religion, xenophobia, politics and more.

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