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Teachers and Talent Get Top Billing

By Jason Bearce, vice president of education and workforce development * PDF version available for printing * With strong backing from the Indiana Chamber, state lawmakers doubled down on proposals aimed at better retaining Indiana’s classroom teachers, skilling up Hoosier workers and promoting closer alignment between the state’s education and employment sectors. Teachers Are Head of the Class … [...]

2019-05-15T10:50:17-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Priority Chamber Bills Focused on Education and Workforce Alignment Hit Roadblock

House Bill 1404 (School Accountability) and Senate Bill 420 (Workforce Development) failed to make it through the third reading deadlines in both houses this week. The former urged the State Board of Education to include “postsecondary outcome” measures like student enrollment in postsecondary education/training programs and completion of industry-recognized credentials in the state’s A-F school accountability system as a [...]

2019-04-19T13:47:41-04:00April 19th, 2019|

The Great Bachelor’s Debate: Community College, University Leadership Divided

A new survey from Inside Higher Ed shows a divide along institutional lines over the question of whether two-year colleges should offer bachelor’s degrees. About half of the states currently enable those institutions to award the degrees. Perhaps unsurprisingly, community college and university presidents are deeply divided over the idea. Sixty-eight percent of presidents at public and private four-year [...]

2019-04-17T16:44:47-04:00April 18th, 2019|

Budget Fireworks? … Don’t Count on Big Show

Let’s face it, there isn’t really that much disagreement between the Governor’s budget, the House budget and now the Senate budget. This is because they are all “balanced” and “maintain strong reserves.” They all fund schools and support teachers, etc. We shouldn’t be surprised that they are similar in most regards because these folks all work together throughout the [...]

2019-04-12T14:01:55-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Young Adults Say College Worth the Cost

(via The Hechinger Report) With the cost of college steadily rising, and student debt continuing to overwhelm millions of borrowers, it would make sense if young adults questioned the value of a bachelor’s degree. But more than half of them still believe it’s worth the price tag. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, 59 percent believe four-year schools are worth the [...]

2019-03-19T11:45:48-04:00April 9th, 2019|

Chamber Working to Improve Two Key Education Bills in Wake of Committee Amendments

House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), was amended and passed by the Senate Education and Career Development Committee this week. The measure takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. This includes strengthening career-technical education (CTE) programming for Indiana high school students and increasing [...]

2019-03-29T12:58:19-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Students and Their Career Destinations

Brandon Boynton, a junior majoring in applied computer science in the IUPUI Honors College, is CEO of Vemity. The high-tech business-to-business start-up offers artificial intelligence-as-a-service. In late 2018, he reached out to 66 junior and senior computer science majors at IU, IUPUI and Purdue. A few of his observations on what he learned and how it might affect whether [...]

2019-03-20T10:34:34-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Communities Can Make ‘The Promise’ to Youth, Families

That old saying about it “taking a village” to raise a child is embodied in the Promise Indiana goal of expanding access to 529 college savings accounts for Hoosier children. In fact, Promise Indiana’s program is directed at communities around Indiana that work to help equip their youth and families with a number of financial resources and support, including [...]

2019-03-13T10:42:17-04:00March 13th, 2019|

Wide-Ranging Bill That Includes Career-Technical Education Heard in Committee

House Bill 1629 – Various Education Matters Authored by Rep. Robert Behning (R-Indianapolis) Bills includes several provisions aligned with Indiana Chamber policy priorities, including expansion of state-supported internships and career-technical education (CTE) programming for high school students and a new high school graduation requirement designed to increase student access to financial aid for further education and workforce training. Chamber [...]

2019-02-15T14:31:06-04:00February 15th, 2019|

AT&T Seeking Companies Working on the Skills Gap

Attention those working in the education and technology start-up space! AT&T is looking for you to join the new AT&T Skills Building Challenge, created to help address the nation’s growing skills gap. Companies that work on solutions to prepare students for careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are encouraged to apply for $125,000 in funding [...]

2019-01-28T18:02:54-04:00January 29th, 2019|