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BizVoice Extra: Auto and Steel Industries: Early Sparks, Enduring Impact

I have an appreciation for classic cars. Growing up on the south side of Indy, Saturday nights meant a trip to The Suds 1950s-era drive-in restaurant. Riveting rides. Revving engines. And really good tenderloins. Who would have guessed that years later, I’d write about Indiana’s auto history for the current issue of BizVoice® magazine? The story also covers another of the state’s manufacturing legacies: steelmaking. Gary, Indiana In telling the story, we [...]

January 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Tech Talk: Top Tech Trends of 2020

Gartner bills itself as the world’s leading research and advisory company. It does serve more than 15,000 organizations in over 100 countries, and its top tech trends for the coming year are always popular. For 2020, it lists 10 strategic technology items divided into two categories: people-centric and smart space. A strategic trend is defined as “one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and [...]

January 14th, 2020|

Lawmakers Signal Retreat on School Accountability Tied to Student Achievement

Senate Bill 2 and HB 1001 are parallel bills being fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly that call for a two-year pause, or “hold harmless,” on school performance designations (“A-F” letter grades). Student progress on annual state assessments is a key factor in determining school letter grades under an education accountability system designed to help parents and policymakers understand how Indiana students and schools are performing. This legislation comes in response to widespread concern [...]

Remembering Pete Dye

I only met Pete Dye once. It was last summer at a celebration of life for his wife, Alice. Alzheimer’s had already taken hold of Pete, who died Thursday at the age of 94, so I can’t claim to have been a close acquaintance. But I did have the cherished opportunity in the spring and summer of 2019 to talk to many people who knew the Dyes well. The story of the “First Family [...]

January 10th, 2020|

Addressing the College Readiness Gap: How an IB, Globally-Based Education Can Help

By: Gabriel Evans, ISI Diploma Programme coordinator; Linda Christy, ISI director of college counseling; and Elizabeth Head, ISI head of school With high school seniors starting to be accepted into colleges, now is the optimal time for them to consider which school is right for them. This means they need to consider whether or not their college of choice has a curriculum that will challenge them and help them grow based on their previous [...]

January 10th, 2020|Tags: , |