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Indiana’s graduation rates could be artificially inflated. Lawmakers want to change that.

March 29, 2023

Indiana appears to be in the middle-of-the-pack when it comes to its high school graduation rates, but those statistics may be inflated by two loopholes.

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Ascend Indiana continues network expansion

March 24, 2023

Ascend Indiana, an initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, continues to grow its list of partnerships with universities that want to take advantage of the initiative’s online job matching platform.

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Is a military exam a loophole in Indiana’s high school graduation rules?

March 23, 2023

When Indiana policymakers set out to overhaul high school diplomas five years ago, their aim was simple: Ensure graduates are ready for the next step — whether that’s college or a job with decent pay.

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Ascend Press Releases

Jason Kloth: Three steps to improve Indiana’s education outcomes

March 31, 2023

Indiana’s labor market is rapidly changing, with today’s jobs requiring more education. A recent Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy study reports highly skilled, highly educated workers are the most in demand across Indiana. Yet statistics paint a negative trend, with fewer high school graduates pursuing the education needed to fill those roles.

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Ascend Indiana names Roche Diagnostics executive as Vice Chair, expands Executive Committee and Board of Directors

February 20, 2023

Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has announced its selection of a new vice chair, has added two new members to its Executive Committee, and has named five new directors to its Board of Directors.

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Ascend Indiana’s Stephanie Bothun Named 2023 Presidential Leadership Scholar

January 13, 2023

Ascend Indiana’s Stephanie Bothun Named 2023 Presidential Leadership Scholar. Bothun joins a unique network of leaders making a difference in the world; will learn from the presidential leadership of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson

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