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StateImpact Indiana: Choosing a Voucher School

April 24, 2014

Participation in Indiana’s three year-old school voucher program more than doubled this year — nearly 20,000 Hoosier children are now using state-funded tuition vouchers.  Indiana’s program is unique in that it doesn’t limit participation to kids assigned to struggling schools. StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley looks at what the research says about parents choosing to use vouchers. More »

Congressman Luke Messer advocates for charter schools at Inspire Academy

April 24, 2014

Indiana Congressman Luke Messer today visited Inspire Academy, a Muncie charter school.  Ahead of National Charter Schools Week, the lawmaker says he’s helping with bipartisan legislation aimed at helping charter schools thrive.  IPR’s Payne Horning reports. More »

House Ethics Committee hears from Turner in writing at ethics hearing

April 23, 2014

A House Ethics Committee met today to hear a case of possible ethics violations by Republican Representative Eric Turner of Cicero.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Turner – in a sworn written testimony – says he disclosed to fellow Republicans all ties to the nursing home industry and followed all House rules. More »

Indiana doctor uses Google Glass in surgery

April 23, 2014

Dozens of doctors are exploring how to use Google’s new wearable Glass technology in the healthcare field.  The first Indiana doctor to use Glass in surgery says it could replace some medical equipment in the operating room.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Alex Dierckman recently received a hands-on lesson. More »

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