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The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - IN: Education

A survey found 43% of Indiana businesses plan to utilize employees to perform additional job functions in the next year. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis-based expert said uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-COVID work landscape. Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, is author of a new book on the future of the workforce. He said by some estimates, 40% of jobs

A majority of returning college students stay continuously enrolled until they finish their degree. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS - The road to a college degree isn't always a direct path, and new research suggests adult students who are "giving it another go" are finding it worth the effort. A report from think-tank New America and the Graduate! Network examines so-called "comebackers " - returning college stud

A new report finds that taking the time to get professional certification leads people to greater employment and increased confidence in their career prospects. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS - A "good job" isn't out of reach for Hoosiers without a college degree, according to a new survey. According to a Gallup report, nearly 50% of workers who have a high school education and professional certification - but no college education - are most likely to be in a 'good job. Tha

Gov. Eric Holcomb's Teacher Compensation Commission will release recommendations this spring to address the teacher pay gap. (Frank Oliver/DNR/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Eric Holcomb previewed his plans to give Indiana teachers a pay raise Tuesday night in In his 2020 State of the State address. He told lawmakers he will recommend using $250 million from the surplus in the next budget to prepay the state's obligations to the Teacher Retirement F

More than 650 colleges in the United States report having a food pantry for students facing hunger. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Anecdotes about starving college students are actually no laughing matter, as research reveals hunger on campus is not uncommon. In a national survey released early this year, 45% of student respondents said they had experienced food insecurity. Ty Davis is assistant dean of

The U.S. Census Bureau intends to hire 500,000 people for the 2020 count. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – With less than six months to go until the 2020 Census, efforts are ramping up in Indiana and other states to ensure an accurate count. A vital part of that is ensuring there are enough boots on the ground. About 500,000 census takers are needed across the country. Carol Roge

14% of rural school districts do not have access to a guidance counselor. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – About one-in-four public school students in Indiana attends a rural school, and new research suggests they need more assistance in career development. A paper co-authored by Diana Quintero, a research analyst with the Brown Center on Education Policy, finds that while rural st

Indiana teachers earn about $55,000 annually on average. (@sbphoto/Twenty20)

INDIANAPOLIS, – The Indiana House budget plan released on Tuesday includes a modest increase in school funding, but no pay raise for teachers. The House plan calls for a 2.1 percent funding increase the first year, and 2.2 percent the second year, totaling $451 million. While budget money is

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