Indiana lawmakers are trying again to pass a Republican-backed proposal to make school board elections partisan despite opposition from school board members and education advocates from across the state.
‘Parents don’t know what they don’t know’: Protections under new special education grant program raise concerns
Described as being an additional option for Hoosier students to find the best fit for their special education needs, the Indiana Education Scholarship Account, or ESA, program offers parents the ability to choose where they want to spend state dollars for their child’s education.Read More
Marion Co. juvenile judge leads new effort to encourage students of color to become lawyers
The Tindley Law and Public Policy Institute has the ambitious goal of launching in the fall of 2022. Marion County Juvenile Judge Geoffrey Gaither is clear that he wants the initiative to become the premier law program for charter schools.Read More
Courthouse curriculum: New learning center will tell the story of Southern Indiana District Court
To help explain the significance of what school children and adults see, a project is underway to create a space within the Southern Indiana District Court building that will teach about the third branch of government. The Federal Court Learning Center will showcase some of the artifacts from the Southern Indiana District as well as feature informational displays and interactive exhibits. Visitors will learn how the federal judiciary works, how it is different from the state courts and the roles citizens play in the judicial process.Read More
Indiana’s bar examiner: Skolnik remembers the stress but sees the value in licensure test
Bradley Skolnik has stepped into a national role as chair of the Council of Bar Admission AdministratorsRead More
Indiana House Republicans are mulling legislation to delay local referendums to increase school property taxes until the fall election, a move that could have major implications for a rebuilding plan for Indianapolis Public Schools.
The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms.
Indiana lawmakers return Monday to the Statehouse for the start of this year’s legislative session with a large budget surplus and a long list of big-ticket spending wishes to sort through.
Hoping to capitalize on a record-breaking year of $22.2 billion in committed capital investment, Gov. Eric Holcomb laid out an economic development agenda Wednesday that includes increased funding to buy land, close deals and improve the state’s workforce while attracting more jobs and employers to Indiana.
Changes to K-12 curriculum, increased access to early-childhood education and a response to Indiana’s ongoing teacher shortage are top-of-mind issues for Indiana lawmakers as the 2023 legislative session nears.
The faculty senate of Purdue University Northwest is demanding the resignation of CEO and Chancellor Thomas Keon after he mocked Asian languages during commencement.
A teaching aide who lost her job after posting misinformation about a school leadership program on Facebook has also lost her bid for summary judgment in her federal lawsuit against the school corporation.
The lawsuit filed by a pair of Hoosier attorneys against the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program has been put in neutral by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals pending the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of the issue.
Middle and high school students from across the Hoosier State are in Indianapolis Monday and Tuesday for the 2022 Indiana We the People state finals.
Lowering health care costs, improving child care access, attracting and retaining talented employees, and creating a state energy plan are among the top priorities of business leaders as Indiana lawmakers prepare to return to the Statehouse next year.
Jurors ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims’ relatives and an FBI agent.
Joshua Payne-Elliott, the former Cathedral High School teacher who sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis after he lost his job for being in a same-sex marriage, has decided to end his litigation.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be hosting a panel discussion to take a look at the history of the law, its current application and how the law may be applied in the future.
Uvalde’s school district on Friday pulled its embattled campus police force off the job following a wave of new outrage over the hiring of a former state trooper who was part of the hesitant law enforcement response during the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 21 dead.
Pared-down discrimination case against Noblesville Schools to proceed on anti-abortion student’s claims
The Noblesville school district and a student suing the school each took home wins and losses in a discrimination suit centered around a Noblesville High School anti-abortion group.
A divided Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed for a construction company that sued an Indiana school corporation after it failed to pay $1.5 million in damages for its access to a wind turbine.
A school’s brand will likely be one of its highest valued assets and should be protected or, in some cases, rebranded to help the school compete for students and fulfill its educational purposes.
Education law is changing in ways that create an uncertain legal landscape for educators and families. Federal decisions and guidance at times conflict with state policy priorities. This places educators in unique and often high-tension positions where they are called to mind the needs of students while staying compliant with the law.
In June 2022, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled proposed changes to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, marking the 50th anniversary of that important federal law championed by Indiana U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh.