Latest Jill Long Thompson Stories

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By BRYAN CORBIN and LINDSEY ZILIAK Courier & Press staff writers (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com In order to boost Indiana's high school graduation rate, Democratic candidate for governor Jill Long Thompson would allow students to take a fifth year to earn their diplomas. Long Thompson also wants to expand the state's Twenty-first Century Scholars Program to cover more students by boosting its funding with donations raised by nonprofit foundations. Wednesday, during...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Bryan Corbin Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com INDIANAPOLIS - In his fourth education-related campaign proposal, Gov. Mitch Daniels said he wants the state to expand state funding for full-day kindergarten. He also proposed the state help fund a private program that trains math and science professionals to teach in Indiana classrooms - a program he compared to a Rhodes Scholarship for teachers. Daniels, a Republican, said that if...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--If she's elected governor, Jill Long Thompson would use tax credits, direct investment and executive directives to encourage the development of "green jobs" in Indiana. The rationale is straightforward: Energy conservation, alternative fuels and clean-power technology are crucial in an era of $140-per- barrel oil -- and they could provide an economic bonanza for the state at the same time. The employment stakes could be...

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