Travelers at the Indianapolis International Airport can opt into a new program starting Wednesday to bypass some of the hassles involved with airport security.
Those who opt into the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-check program must undergo a background check. Once in the program, travelers can leave their shoes, belts, and jackets on, and don’t have to pull out laptops and liquids from their bags while going through airport security.
The Indiana Secretary of State’s office is sending checks to 27 school corporations after the state finalized a settlement with the Indiana State Teachers Association. Delphi Community Schools will receive $590,303.35 from the legal action.
The settlement ends a lawsuit surrounding the union’s failed health insurance fund. It filed four years ago over a medical plan ISTA offered to teachers and school employees. The state argues the funds were improperly used on risky investments and to pay off long-term disability claims.
Governor Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz have agreed to bring in an outside education group to mediate ongoing tension between the State Board and the Department of Education.
However, Ritz says the real problem is the governor’s new education agency. The Democrat says she used to meet regularly with Pence, a Republican, to discuss education policy in Indiana. Ritz says that changed in August when he created a new state agency to connect workforce development initiatives across the state.
The current high-school equivalency exam will cease to be in Indiana beginning January 1, 2014. That gives students currently working on the GED less than a month to complete it.
If not, they must start over with the state’s replacement exam, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
Lafayette Adult Resource Academy director Trish Maxwell says while it is better if partial-passers complete the exam by the end of the year, it’s not the end of the world if they don’t. About 10,000 Hoosiers take the GED annually.
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