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Indiana will request a five year extension for when high school teachers are required to hold a master's degree and additional college credits so they can teach dual credit courses.

But now state education officials and lawmakers have to figure a way for nearly 2,000 teachers to earn and pay for additional college-level credentials.

Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz says if lawmakers don't incentivise going back to college or teaching dual credit, educators could leave the profession.

Thomas Keon To Lead New Purdue University Northwest

Nov 20, 2015
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Thomas Keon will become Chancellor of the new Purdue University Northwest system when it comes into existence next year.                                                                           


Effective July 1, Keon will lead the unified campuses of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. 

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A council of educators and lawmakers will meet next week to again discuss how to deal with a policy change that could limit who can teach dual-credit courses in high schools.

The regional accreditor for Indiana’s colleges and universities had said new requirements for anyone teaching college courses would go into effect fall 2017. That meant Indiana high school teachers would need a masters degree to teach courses with college credit.

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As Indiana policymakers prepare for the 2016 legislative session, they are defining the issues they plan to address – and, like last year, education falls near the top of the list. Measures to address Indiana's teacher shortage will take precedence this session; lawmakers’ agenda mirrors that of many education leaders in the state: teacher recruitment and retention.

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA News

Purdue University students joined others at colleges across the nation Friday in a solidarity rally supporting students of the University of Missouri.

Student leaders and volunteers shared stories about racism and proposed ways the Purdue administration could fix the problem.

Many students called attention to an email Purdue President Mitch Daniels sent earlier in the week, attempting to reaffirm Purdue’s inclusiveness.