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Indiana’s Department of Education released enrollment numbers last week showing competition for students between districts is heating up.

 

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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.

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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.

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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:

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