MJ Slaby

MJ Slaby

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Indiana

MJ Slaby is the Bureau Chief for Chalkbeat Indiana. She joined Chalkbeat from the Indianapolis Star where she covered K-12 education. Prior to that, she covered K-12 and higher education at the Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.), higher education at the Bloomington Herald-Times (Ind.) and K-12 education at the Lafayette Journal & Courier (Ind.). Additionally, she was part of the team that launched The Incline, a local news website in Pittsburgh, Pa. and spent a season covering the WNBA's Indiana Fever for The Athletic. MJ grew up in northern Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a second major in American Studies.

The new program’s associate degrees will be at no cost to most students. If they continue to earn a four-year degree, their costs will be capped at $10,000.

The share of students earning degrees on time has also grown over the last five years, the state reported.

Three years ago, Meredith Bryant was working in marketing. Now she’s helping students build their own businesses.

The theme of the Nov. 16 event in Indianapolis co-hosted by Chalkbeat Indiana is: ‘Don’t Make Me Use My Teacher Voice.’

The mayor has a significant impact on education in Indianapolis and its townships . But the issue hasn’t been a large part of the campaign so far.

From Sept. 25 to 29, 36 colleges and universities in the state will have no application fee.

Superintendent Aleesia Johnson used her speech to invite Indianapolis families to consider the district’s offerings.

Get regular updates about Indianapolis Public Schools board meetings, and text Chalkbeat your questions.

Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI are partnering to provide more coverage of the township school districts and the students they educate.

About 400 fewer Indiana high school graduates in the class of 2021 went to college than in the class of 2020.