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Indiana House backs no test scores in teacher evaluations

Jan. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Schools would no longer be required to use student standardized test scores in teacher evaluations under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The 100-0 vote on Monday would repeal a state mandate dating from a 2011 Republican-driven education overhaul that school districts incorporate...

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

NFL bound: QB Jake Fromm leaving Georgia to enter draft

Jan. 8, 2020 3:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is heading to the NFL, despite some struggles during a junior season that led to speculation he might return for one more year with the Bulldogs. Fromm announced his decision Wednesday in a statement on his Twitter page, one week after leading the Bulldogs to a...

Indiana panel rejects proposed $291 million teacher pay hike

Jan. 7, 2020 3:59 PM EST

An Indiana House committee rejected a Democratic proposal on Tuesday that would have directed $291 million in unexpected state tax revenue toward one-time teacher pay bonuses. The Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee voted 13-7 along party lines against the proposal, going along with arguments...

FILE - In this April 29, 2019 file photo, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, left, shakes hands with Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis after signing the state's budget bill at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The 2020 Indiana legislative session begins Monday.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy,File)

Indiana GOP holding off teacher pay action in 2020 session

Jan. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans are inclined to wait another year before further boosting school funding despite a Statehouse rally by several thousand teachers and state tax revenues growing faster than expected. Members of the Republican-dominated General Assembly will return Monday to the...

Over half of Indiana schools met feds' academic expectations

Jan. 3, 2020 11:14 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Over half of Indiana schools met or exceeded federal academic expectations based on their 2018-19 performance, state education officials said. Data released Friday by the Indiana Department of Education show that over 56 percent of Indiana high schools and 53 percent of elementary and...

Indiana University could make SAT, ACT tests optional

Dec. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University could soon stop requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their college applications, joining a national trend of universities ditching the standardized testing mandate for admission. The university's Board of Trustees recently approved the policy change,...

Temple settles over alleged false US News & World rankings

Dec. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor settled with Temple University on Thursday regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. Attorney General Josh Shapiro settled with the university for the false reporting about the school's online MBA program at the Fox School...

The Latest: Toledo left out of bowl berths despite 6-6 mark

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

6:30 p.m. Toledo is not headed to a bowl despite going 6-6 this season. With 79 teams bowl eligible and 78 slots available, there was going to be a team left out. The Rockets lost their final three games of the regular season and will have their streak of nine straight winning seasons snapped. The last time...

Youngstown State extends Tressel as president through 2021

Dec. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University's trustees and its president have agreed to extend his contract through June 2020. The university's Board of Trustees and President Jim Tressel agreed this past week to the one-year extension. The head of the board said the former Ohio State University...

Bloomberg as mayor: A New York that sparkled, and chafed

Nov. 26, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — He was the billionaire businessman and untested politician who took charge of a scarred city and steered it into a new era, shaping a New York that projected glittering prosperity, governmental innovation and cosmopolitan confidence. Michael Bloomberg will be highlighting, and answering...