Morning Bell: New Bus Service Takes Over In Gary, Online School Enrolls Dropouts
Gary Public Transportation Corp. will be providing student bus service on a trial basis. Another company the district had been using became unreliable.
GPTC pilot with Gary schools starts Friday – “The school bus fiasco has been blamed on routing software and on a former employee who vindictively changed the routing system.” Gary Post-Tribune
RHS: Potential dropouts staying – “While school officials expect 15-20 students to enroll this year, the implications for RHS could be significant if they could grow the program because the state provides about $6,200 in funding per student.” Richmond Palladium-Item
New players, new approaches to ranking colleges – “U.S. News & World Report may still be the 800-pound gorilla of college rankings. But with a formula that rarely changes, the latest edition — out Wednesday — looks pretty much the same as a decade ago, with very few exceptions.” (Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute remains No. 1 on the list for best undergraduate engineering programs.) The Associated Press
Brownsburg school district’s website hacked – “The Brownsburg school district’s website was hacked Wednesday night, displaying a posterlike graphic that purported to vow allegiance to Allah and a possible reference to a video that insults Islam and has triggered anger among Muslims worldwide.” Indianapolis Star
Mitch Daniels responds to state rep’s ethics complaint – “Daniels said the email was in response to headlines on some news articles that he felt were misleading about his involvement in the renovations on the Purdue campus.” (Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, told us Wednesday he doesn’t think Daniels should be allowed to lobby for Purdue, even though an informal opinion from the state’s inspector general indicates it wouldn’t violate any rules.) Lafayette Journal and Courier