The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. Though the federal government has set some academic standards, education policy is set largely at the state and local levels. State governments have authority over public school curriculums, teaching methods, instructional materials, and, in conjunction with local districts, teacher pay. Without national compensation standards, […]

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American College of Education's Ed.D. in Leadership was named the nation's number 10 Online Doctorate in Education program by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. Reviewers also cited the program as "Most Customizable."

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SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (AFRSO) has awarded blockchain innovator SIMBA Chain a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant to develop a solution that will ultimately allow the Air Force to manufacture, test, and deploy critical replacement parts for aircraft and other weaponry on forward operating locations and bases around the world using advanced 3D printing supported and secured by blockchain.

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boardable, an online board management and meetings platform, today announced Boardable Spotlight, a new meetings experience providing enhanced video conferencing capabilities, as well as the Boardable desktop app. Additionally, Boardable announced its new Zoom integration.

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CARMEL, Ind., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Realync, the multifamily industry's leading virtual leasing and engagement platform, announced today its platform now meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the most up-to-date recommendations for making web content more accessible to those with disabilities.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Allied Payment Network, Inc. (Allied), the industry's most progressive provider of online and mobile bill payment services to banks and credit unions, announced today that it has again been named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. Arizent and Best Companies Group created this annual survey and awards program in 2017 to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the financial technology industry in the U.S.; Allied was honored as a Best Place to Work for the second consecutive year.    

During my tenure as president of one of the nonprofit boards I served on, there was a dispute between board members and the executive director over something the director proposed to do.

ELKHART, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) ("Patrick" or the "Company") today announced the pricing of its previously announced private offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% senior notes due 2029 (the "Notes") in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act").  The offering is expected to close on or about April 20, 2021, subject to certain closing conditions.

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(The Center Square) – Republican leaders in the Indiana legislature stopped language banning vaccine passports in Indiana from being included in a health bill Monday, signaling they won’t follow the lead of Florida, Texas and other states in banning vaccine passports – not now, at least.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Wetlands legislation that had seen compromises added that were favorable to environmental groups ended up passing Tuesday with those changes stripped, providing little protection to Indiana classified wetlands.

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilco Real Estate LLC announces the bid deadline of Thursday, May 27 for a former Irish pub located at 3835 E. 96th Street in Carmel, Indiana. Built in 2003, the restaurant is 8,545 square feet and sits on a 1.98-acre lot with 137 parking spaces. All furniture, fixtures and equipment are included with the sale, offering a turnkey opportunity in a growing suburb of Indianapolis.

WESTFIELD, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ADDMAN Engineering group, an American Industrial Partners company, has closed on its acquisition of 3rd Dimension Industrial Printing (Westfield, IN). 3rd Dimension is a premier provider of metal Additive Manufacturing and CNC engineered solutions. With this acquisition, ADDMAN adds a wide range of metal printing capabilities as well as traditional subtractive processes. This will be ADDMAN's second Additive Manufacturing location in addition to the headquarters and innovation center in Bonita Springs, FL.

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ELKHART, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today the release of the company's 2020 U.S. RV Rental Study, which explores consumer rental experiences, key motivators and purchase likelihood. The RV industry giant will use the survey results to enhance its understanding of RV rental trends and inform decisions within the THOR family of companies.

LifeStream Services is seeking nominees age 65 or older for the LifeStream Golden Hoosier Award. The community is encouraged to nominate those special volunteers who consistently go above and beyond demonstrating passion and commitment to service in their community. 

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ELKHART, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) ("Patrick" or the "Company") today announced its intention to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, up to $350 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 (the "Notes") in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Indiana Public Service Company, LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), and the Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business of Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, today announced that they have signed a build transfer agreement (BTA) to bring 200 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to Indiana with the Elliot Solar project.

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HUNTINGTON, Ind., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced net income of $1.89 million ($1.58 per diluted common share) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.  This earnings level was an increase of $860,000 or 83.2% when compared to earnings from the quarter ended March 31, 2020 of $1.03 million ($0.86 per diluted common share).  The current three months earnings equate to an annualized return on average assets (ROA) of 1.88% and a return on average equity (ROE) of 14.87% compared to an ROA of 1.16% and an ROE of 9.86% for the prior year quarter ended March 31, 2020.       

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware Recovery Care, a Yale inspired drug and alcohol addiction treatment program throughout the Northeastern and Southeastern US, is now serving clients in the greater Indianapolis area. It is the only program of its kind in the U.S.

City council in Placerville, Calif., votes to remove noose from logo The Placerville City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to remove the noose symbol from the logo of the California city. The “meeting has been a long time coming,” said Mayor Dennis Thomas. The issue was first raised last summer when council members discussed removing the noose. The City Council decided to delay the ...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally announced a Sept. 11 deadline to end military involvement in Afghanistan, arguing that the 2001 terrorist attacks that led to the U.S. invasion can no longer justify prolonging an unwinnable war. “We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago,” Biden said, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New ...

A stop-and-start week for the Orioles and Mariners at Camden Yards continued Wednesday with a second postponement in three nights, with the game to be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Thursday beginning at 12:35 p.m. The teams were scheduled to play a four-game series Monday through Thursday, but Monday’s game was postponed after a 1 hour, 40 minute delay. The Orioles and ...

MINNEAPOLIS — An expert witness in the Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday backed the defense's contention that George Floyd died of cardiac arrest combined with illicit drugs in his body and not from a lack of oxygen while pinned to the pavement by the now-fired police officer for more than 9 minutes late last spring. The testimony of Dr. David Fowler, who recently retired after 17 years as the ...