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Education
5:41 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Pence's Teacher Performance Pay Plan Unpopular With Educators

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Governor Mike Pence plans to increase performance pay for teachers, but some argue the policy he outlined in Tuesday’s State of the State address is not in teachers’ best interests.

Purdue political scientist Robert Browning says the policy may be a way to pacify both conservatives who favor performance pay over raises, but still give pay increases to the 90-percent of teachers who qualify for bonuses because the state regards them as “effective”.

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Purdue Economist: Community College Funding Presents New Risks

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 A Purdue economist says President Obama’s push to offer two years of government-funded tuition at community colleges may backfire.

The President will seek approval from Congress to offer two years of federal and state-funded community college, with the federal government paying for three-fourths of tuition and states pays the remainder.

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Business
3:36 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Local Booksellers Unhappy About Purdue-Amazon Partnership

A pair of philosophy textbooks inside University Bookstore, which sits across the street from the Purdue Union -- future site of an Amazon storefront.
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At least one West Lafayette textbook retailer says he’s not happy with Wednesday’s announcement of an agreement between Purdue University and Amazon.com.

Tom Frey runs University Bookstore, which sits across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union, but isn’t the school’s official textbook retailer. In the spring, Amazon will open a physical storefront in the Union.

Frey says it’s the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between the internet company and the National Association of College Stores, of which he’s a member.

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General News
10:58 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Purdue Team Competing In Annual Air Race Classic

Pilot Rachel Borsa, from left, and copilot Haley Myers will fly almost 2,700 miles in a small plane as competitors in the 2014 Air Race Classic, running from California to Pennsylvania June 16-19.
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A pair of Purdue aviation students is racing across the country, just like a famous Purdue instructor used to more than seven decades ago.

Pilot Rachel Borsa and co-pilot Haley Myers are competing in the annual Air Race Classic, a race limited to female pilots. The four-day race began Monday in California and ends in Pennsylvania on Thursday, though the first plane to arrive will not necessarily be the winner.

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Education
3:28 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

DePauw, IU Leaders Say Purdue Tuition Freeze Won't Change Their Plans

DePauw's sticker price is more than twice what Purdue's is, but university officials say they're competing on more than just price.
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Leaders at some of Indiana’s other universities say they’re keeping an eye on Purdue’s plan to freeze tuition for a third year, but it’s not impacting them.

The plan will be formally presented to Purdue Trustees Friday morning by President Mitch Daniels, who says he’s not sure how long the school will continue the practice. It keeps Purdue’s overall cost lower than most, if not all, of the state’s private colleges.

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