Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced the extension of its partnership with INvestEd and the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis through 2025 to offer Teach Dual Credit Indiana.
Teach Dual Credit Indiana provides free graduate courses for Indiana high school educators to become fully credentialed to teach dual credit classes in communications/speech, economics, English, history, political science/government and world languages.
INvestEd, a statewide nonprofit, provided a $3 million grant for Hoosier teachers to receive the necessary credit hours to become fully credentialed through Teach Dual Credit Indiana. This is the second round of funding for Teach Dual Credit Indiana. The program is administered by CELL and covers the full cost of tuition, books and fees at partner postsecondary institutions in eligible content areas, according to IDOE.
“INvestEd’s postsecondary education planning presentations stress the value of dual credit coursework in terms of future academic success and tuition savings, and have done so for years,” President and CEO of INvestEd Joe Wood said in a statement on the extension. “These free, rigorous courses provide a head start towards graduating and is why INvestEd is so eager to continue to support this credentialing program for Indiana’s essential dual credit educators.”
About 64% of the high school graduating class of 2021 earned some form of early college credit. Additionally, the commission’s latest data show that 66% of students who earned dual credit enrolled in college in 2021 compared to 33% of their peers who did not earn dual credit. The college-going rate for students who earned dual credit is 13% greater than the statewide average of 53%, IDOE data shows.
“Dual credit courses are incredibly valuable for students to earn college credit while in high school – preparing them for college and saving them time and money toward completing their program of choice,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Chris Lowery said in a statement on the extension. “Dual credit is critical to the foundation of the Indiana College Core and is a proven tool to improve college-going rates. Through grant funding from INvestEd, the Commission is honored to continue its support for CELL’s Teach Dual Credit Indiana program to remove barriers to credentialing for high school educators around the state.”
CELL is encouraging educators who are interested in taking winter/spring 2024 courses through Teach Dual Credit Indiana to register as soon as possible. Registration closes on Nov. 30.
“Launching phase two of Teach Dual Credit Indiana will ensure more Indiana teachers have access to the educational opportunities they need to meet dual credit credentialing requirements. In turn, more Hoosier students will be prepared for postsecondary education through expanded dual credit offerings in high schools,” CELL’s Executive Director Carey Dahncke said in a statement. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and INvestEd in this important work.”
Hoosiers improve to 2-0 in Big Ten with nail-biting win at Michigan
Indiana squeezed out another tough, close win Tuesday, this time 78-75, at Michigan. Here are three reasons why:
Mike Woodson will have been pleased with his team’s competitiveness early Tuesday. He’ll also have been going gray at the Hoosiers’ carelessness.
Ten first-half turnovers stunted what at times was an impressively aggressive offense in the opening 20 minutes. Some of them were the product of Michigan’s ability to pack its defense inside against an Indiana team that doesn’t shoot many 3s. Some of it was just plain carelessness, from a team who looked like it missed Xavier Johnson’s steady hand at point guard.
IU (7-1, 2-0) did well to limit the damage from an eye-popping 27% turnover rate. The Hoosiers allowed just eight points off turnovers in the first half.
But their sloppiness with the ball prevented them from taking control of the game midway through the half, when it was there to be grabbed. Woodson will have walked into halftime knowing that needed cleaning up.
IU vs, Michigan player ratings: Frontcourt continues to lead, CJ Gunn is X-factor in win
It is the first entry into Indiana’s winning formula this season.
Stress as fans might about 3-point shooting, the Hoosiers aren’t going to turn into a prolific shooting team from distance any time soon. They make their money around the rim, and they did again Tuesday night.
IU finished with 52 points in the paint, this time thanks to second chances and hustle points from bench players like Anthony Walker and Kaleb Banks. Malik Reneau and Kel’el Ware met their minimums, but they were helped by downhill action and aggressiveness around the rim on the first shot, and after it.
That manifested itself in a 24-point advantage in paint points, and it made a major difference in the Hoosiers’ first Big Ten road trip of the season.
Hoosiers grind another one out
Michigan (4-5, 0-1) has its problems too. But IU’s own rocky start to the season means no apologizing for results, and the Hoosiers just keep getting them.
They’ve won close a lot, won close even when they should have won big. But with the exception of UConn, they’ve won, and there’s no arguing with records.
Time will tell how some of these victories stand up (or don’t). But from a team still polishing its many rough edges, wins at any cost are worth their weight in gold. This one keeps stacking them up.
Follow IndyStar reporter Zach Osterman on Twitter: @ZachOsterman.
IU basketball stats vs. Michigan
Indiana 78, Michigan 75
INDIANA (7-1): Mgbako 4-6 2-2 11, Reneau 6-11 3-4 15, Ware 6-10 1-2 13, Cupps 0-1 2-2 2, Galloway 3-12 3-6 9, Gunn 2-6 2-2 8, Walker 4-4 0-0 8, Banks 3-5 0-0 6, Sparks 2-3 2-3 6. Totals 30-58 15-21 78.
MICHIGAN (4-5): Nkamhoua 8-16 2-2 18, Reed 2-2 1-2 5, Williams 4-8 0-0 10, Burnett 0-4 4-4 4, McDaniel 3-14 7-10 13, Tschetter 6-7 4-5 17, Jackson 2-3 1-1 5, Llewellyn 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 26-55 19-24 75.
Halftime—Michigan 39-37. 3-Point Goals_Indiana 3-9 (Gunn 2-3, Mgbako 1-2, Ware 0-1, Galloway 0-3), Michigan 4-17 (Williams 2-5, Llewellyn 1-1, Tschetter 1-2, Jackson 0-1, Nkamhoua 0-1, Burnett 0-3, McDaniel 0-4). Fouled Out_Nkamhoua. Rebounds_Indiana 28 (Ware 8), Michigan 26 (Tschetter 6). Assists_Indiana 7 (Cupps, Galloway 2), Michigan 8 (Burnett 3). Total Fouls_Indiana 19, Michigan 21.
Jackknifed semi shuts down I-70 WB near Ohio, Indiana state line
WAYNE COUNTY — Drivers looking to travel to Indiana may notice a delay on Tuesday afternoon.
Around 4:15 p.m. Indiana State Troopers were called to reports of a jackknifed semi-trailer on I-70 westbound in Wayne County, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
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The lanes are expected to be blocked until at least 6:15 p.m., according to INDOT.
We are working to learn what led up to the crash and if anyone was injured.
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Reporters Committee Local Legal Initiative expands to Indiana
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced today the launch of the Indiana Local Legal Initiative to provide vital pro bono legal support for Indiana newsrooms and journalists investigating and reporting the stories that matter most to their communities.
Indiana is the latest addition to the Reporters Committee’s Local Legal Initiative, which is active in Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
“We are thrilled to expand the Local Legal Initiative into Indiana and build upon the Reporters Committee’s longtime work with journalists and news organizations in the state,” said Katie Townsend, deputy executive director and legal director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “Access to legal resources is a vital part of the infrastructure that underpins thriving local journalism, and we are excited to grow our ability to help Indiana journalists defend their newsgathering rights, access public records and court proceedings, and hold public officials accountable.”
The Reporters Committee will hire an attorney to work in Indiana and provide direct pro bono legal support to local journalists and news organizations pursuing enterprise and investigative reporting in their communities.
“The Hoosier State Press Association is thrilled to be welcoming the Local Legal Initiative to Indiana at such a critical time for newspapers across the state,” said HSPA Executive Director Amelia D. McClure. “The addition of their legal team will allow Indiana’s newspapers to navigate a changing media and legal landscape with nimble and responsive expertise, something that is extremely crucial as local newspapers fight to continue their role as a pillar in our democracy.”
HSPA played a pivotal role in bringing the Local Legal Initiative to Indiana, submitting an initial proposal for an attorney in 2019 during the pilot phase of the program, and continuing to build support for the program in the state.
With the addition of a Local Legal Initiative attorney in Indiana, the Reporters Committee will build upon the impactful work its attorneys have previously done on behalf of journalists and news outlets in the state.
In 2018, for example, Reporters Committee attorneys helped WTHR-TV sue a local school district to access public records concerning the suspension of a high school football coach. That lawsuit ultimately resulted in a landmark Indiana Supreme Court decision holding that agencies must provide specific facts explaining why a public employee is suspended, fired, or otherwise disciplined — a ruling that increases transparency across the state. More recently, the Reporters Committee and a coalition of six journalism and news organizations filed a federal lawsuit to block the enforcement of an Indiana law that makes it a crime to approach within 25 feet of a police officer after being told to withdraw.
The Reporters Committee launched the Local Legal Initiative in 2019 with a generous investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Anchor support for the Local Legal Initiative in Indiana has been provided by Lumina Foundation.
“The Hoosier State Press Association’s leadership in working with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press made this legal support possible,” said Kevin Corcoran, strategy director for Lumina. “Our participation comes as part of the national Press Forward initiative to rebuild local news and information, especially for Black, Hispanic and Latino, immigrant and refugee, and low-income audiences who have not been served. We hope this will ensure the availability of public meetings and records for the benefit of every Hoosier.”
In just a few years, the Local Legal Initiative has transformed the local news landscape in Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, empowering local journalists to fight for greater government transparency as they pursue local investigative and enterprise journalism in the public interest. The reporting made possible by the work of Local Legal Initiative attorneys in those states has provided the public access to a secret board meeting about school safety, prompted renewed scrutiny into the deaths of two Native American men at the hands of law enforcement, and exposed a transit agency’s failure to track incidents of sexual assault and harrassment against its employees, and much more.
“Since launching the Local Legal Initiative four years ago, we have seen the meaningful difference that free, on-the-ground legal support can make for local journalists as they tell the stories that matter to their communities,” said Bruce D. Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “We are grateful to Lumina Foundation and our news media partners in Indiana for their collaboration in bringing the Local Legal Initiative to the state to help power the kinds of local reporting that an informed and engaged democracy depends on.”
For more information on the Local Legal Initiative, go to rcfp.org/local.
About the Reporters Committee
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. The Reporters Committee serves news organizations, reporters, editors, documentary filmmakers, media lawyers, and many more who use our free resources.
About the Hoosier State Press Association
The Hoosier State Press Association, founded in 1933, is a trade association representing 142 daily and weekly paid-circulation newspapers in Indiana. HSPA provides legal information, training, and other services to its members.
About Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision higher learning that is easy to navigate, addresses racial injustice, and meets the nation’s talent needs through a broad range of credentials. We are working toward a system that prepares people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.
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