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In January Manchester University will begin their new Pharmacogenomics or PGx online master’s program. This is the only online master’s program of its kind in the world and it was created here in Fort Wayne.

 

  Pharmacogenomics or PGx is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. Until now, drugs have been created with the idea that they will effect everyone the same. The study of PGx can make treatment more personalized and it can mean less error and better outcomes.

 

Fort Wayne Community Schools lost 13 percent of the students in its district to the voucher program in this school year. That’s according to a report by the Indiana Department of Education.

The data released Friday included numbers of students who lived in the district but no longer went to its public schools.

More than 4,700 Indiana’s Choice Scholarship vouchers were given out to students living in the FWCS district. That number was up only by about 40 from the 2015-2016 school year.

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Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members. Purdue announced its plans to buy Kaplan University at the end of April. It hopes to serve more adult learners through the online platform, which it’s nicknaming ‘New U’ for now.

Some educators are worried about the potential repercussions of the deal.

Courtesy/IPFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced Carwein's plans to retire by the end of 2017. Chancellor Carwein released the following message to the campus community:

Opinion: The Ethics of Accountability at IPFW

Nov 4, 2016
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Jeff Gruettert is one of my favorite students from my time at IPFW. He’s good-natured, curious, smart, and hard-working. He minored in Professional and Applied Ethics, and as part of the course work, interned at 3BG—a small business in downtown Fort Wayne. Since graduation, he has worked at 3BG as Operations Manager and was even given company equity, which is rare in the small business community.

Peter Balonon-Rosen / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Depending on the season, Indiana farms employ between 2,000 and 20,000 migrant farm workers. When workers migrate, often their families do, too.

Children in this mobile lifestyle can face interrupted schooling, cultural and language barriers, and social isolation — factors that inhibit a child’s ability to do well in school.

Alex McCall / WFIU News

What makes a good teacher? Indiana schools have over 200 different answers.

Indiana school districts, in fact, use 242 separate methods to evaluate their teachers, according to a StateImpact Indiana analysis of state data. It’s a messy process that’s led to concerns about erratic practices, inconsistent implementations and incomparable results.

State of Indiana / IN.gov

Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the events and people who made its statehood possible.  

Earlier this month, WBOI's Katy Anderson spoke with Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. They talked about a founding father who recently was discovered to be buried in Fort Wayne, and why the state wants to find and commemorate the resting places of Indiana's founding fathers. 

Darron Cummings / AP

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the stage Wednesday in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He is now, officially, the vice-presidential running mate of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

ISTEP Panel Reconsiders December Deadline For New Test

Jul 19, 2016
Claire McInerny / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The panel rewriting the state’s assessment met for the third time on Tuesday, and the group is concerned about meeting its December deadline.

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