INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana Department of Education report shows changes to the state's private school voucher program are costing the state roughly $16 million.
The voucher report says that vouchers had been saving the state close to $4 million a year in the previous two school years. But changes that allowed some students already attending private schools to begin receiving state aid ended up costing the state more money.
But voucher supporter Jeff Spalding with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice said flaws with cost calculation mask an actual savings of millions for the state.
Vouchers survived a legal challenge from the Indiana State Teachers Association and supporters have been seeking ways to expand the program incrementally each year. Opponents argue the program undercuts Indiana's public school system.
StormTeam 6 ACTION: Cold temps follow snow
It's a StormTeam 6 Action Day. A winter weather advisory was in place as snow fell in southern portions of the state and…
Carmel mayor wants roundabout at 96th & Keystone
The mayor of Carmel wants to install an elevated roundabout at an intersection notorious for traffic backups and accidents.
Items seized in drug raid donated to high school
Police decided to donate multiple items seized during a drug raid to help educate students at a local high school.
6 face fed. charges in case of abducted teens
Federal charges were filed Wednesday against six people suspected in the abduction of two Indianapolis teens earlier this week.
IURC eyes Citizens Energy's cust. svc. practices
New details were released Wednesday into the state's investigation of Citizens Energy Group concerning its customer service and billing practices.
Lawmakers advance rules for e-cigarette liquids
Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes are moving ahead in the Legislature without including the practice known…