Indiana University en New IU Research Sharpens Focus on Discipline Disparity in Schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A series of research papers examining the disparities in school disciplinary practices released earlier this month show students of color are suspended at much higher rates. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he findings were released by the Equity Project at Indiana University.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:43:45 +0000 Virginia Alvino 28183 at Leading Index Shows Mixed Signals for Indiana Economy <p>An Indiana University economist says the Leading Index for Indiana – an economic predictor for the state – is sending mixed messages about the health of the Hoosier economy.</p><p>The Leading Index is at its highest point in four months, backed by positive reports from home builders and strong automotive sales.&nbsp; But Indiana Business Research Center Economic Analysis Director Timothy Slaper says small business optimism is down and rising mortgage rates are dampening enthusiasm.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:05:09 +0000 Brandon Smith 17948 at Leading Index Shows Mixed Signals for Indiana Economy Ball State, IU presidents meet with legislators <p></p><p>Ball State President Jo Ann Gora says the state’s funding formula for higher education unfairly favors some schools over others.</p><p>Gora says the state’s performance funding system is a one-size-fits-all structure that favors large and growing campuses.&nbsp; She says schools like Ball State – which Gora believes has focused on quality, rather than quantity – are penalized.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:43:24 +0000 Brandon Smith 9097 at Ball State, IU presidents meet with legislators