Morning Bell: Higher Ed’s Local Economic Value, TFA’s Impact, Ivy Tech
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
Higher ed helps community shake off the rust of decline – ”A growing, active state university helps attract businesses and industries,” writes the Terre Haute paper’s editorial board, citing a study showing Indiana State University has a $500M impact on the economy. Terre Haute Tribune Star
Teach for America alumni making impact – “Nearly a dozen of them work for the state department of education… One has ascended to the highest education position at City Hall… Another is running for a seat on the Indianapolis Public Schools board — as a reform candidate.” Indy Star
Construction to begin at Ivy Tech – It’s a “$4.7 million renovation and expansion at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend.” South Bend Tribune
The achievement gap: By the numbers – “There are few things education researchers say they know with certainty. But virtually nobody disputes that socioeconomic status and the educational level of parents, especially mothers, are linked to the stubborn achievement gap between students of different races and ethnicities.” The Answer Sheet