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Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

A number of initiatives have been put in place to make college completion a reality, inline with the goal of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025.

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More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly 66 percent of 2012 Indiana high school graduates went directly to college, up 2 percent from the Class of 2011. But 28 percent of them were not fully prepared and required remedial college coursework, according to a state study released Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 12:30 pm Related

Porter named College Success County

INDIANAPOLIS | It was graduation day at the Statehouse on Monday for Porter County's College Success Coalition.

June 09, 2014 4:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't shackle faculty at regional campuses

The Indiana Higher Education Commission raised eyebrows and tempers when it adopted a policy in October that seemed to put restraints on academic freedom at regional campuses.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am
Lubbers: Higher ed commission's policy on research will be clarified

Lubbers: Higher ed commission's policy on research will be clarified

The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education contends a policy approved last month was not designed to limit academic freedom at regional campuses.

November 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Lubbers commends locals for efforts on college completion

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education appreciates the work local businesses, educators and community leaders in Northwest Indiana are doing to promote student success in high school and entrance into the workforce or college.

November 20, 2013 8:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Colleges need more state support

DOUG ROSS: Colleges need more state support

Ivy Tech Community College has merged the large northwest and north central regions in a cost-cutting move. The university has a nearly $60 million funding gap, according to Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

Indiana has one of the most generous college financial aid systems in the country, spending more than $280 million on need-based grants and scholarships in the past year alone. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that far too many Hoosiers start college and never finish, and most do not graduat…

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ind. budget panel takes first step on winding road to state spending plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The six-month process that determines how Indiana spends its money for the next two years began Wednesday with the first agency presentations to the State Budget Committee.

November 14, 2012 12:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: College completion good for individuals, economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: College completion good for individuals, economy

This past Saturday, 50 feet defined the difference between dreams and deadlines, between yesterday’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

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Reaction positive to Daniels as Purdue president

INDIANAPOLIS | The response from Hoosiers to Gov. Mitch Daniels' appointment as president of Purdue University has been overwhelmingly positive.

June 21, 2012 1:35 pm Related

Expert: Better educated workforce would improve incomes

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's low-tax, limited-regulation business environment may not lead to higher incomes for Hoosiers unless the state's workforce becomes more educated.

May 24, 2011 5:30 pm
Accountability, affordability big concerns for higher education

Accountability, affordability big concerns for higher education

At a time when thousands of laid-off and underemployed workers are joining traditional college students in the classroom and education reformers are demanding the U.S. produce more college graduates, a book released in January by the University of Chicago Press says academe is failing.

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