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Bennett defends school vouchers during Muncie education forum

by IPR News

March 15, 2011

School vouchers for private education was a hot topic last night in Muncie during an education discussion with State Senator Doug Eckerty and state schools Superintendant Tony Bennett.  IPR’s Sam Agee reports. Agee — Vouchers and Bennett More »

House Republicans running out of patience

by IPR News

March 15, 2011

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says Republicans are losing patience with their still-missing Democratic colleagues.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Patience Wearing Thin More »

Eckerty and Bennett hold education reform forum in Muncie

by IPR News

March 15, 2011

State Senator Doug Eckerty and state schools Superintendant Tony Bennett repeatedly told the Muncie community last night that they want to “educate the children.”  IPR’s Sam Agee reports. Agee — Education Reform Panel This afternoon on All Things Considered, we’ll have more from Eckerty and Bennett on education reform. More »

Indiana lawmakers consider banning using cell phones while driving

by IPR News

March 14, 2011

Indiana drivers may soon no longer be able to talk on their mobile phones without a hands-free device.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Handheld Device Ban More »

Indiana legislators discuss redistricting on Indiana Lawmakers

by IPR News

March 11, 2011

Like other states, Indiana has the task of redrawing Congressional district lines this year.  Based on the 2010 census, Indiana will keep all nine of its US House seats.   On the WFYI program Indiana Lawmakers, Democratic Senator Tim Lanane of Anderson says Indiana state law doesn’t give lawmakers much guidance in redrawing maps. Lanane on... More »

Union members rally at Statehouse for labor rights

by IPR News

March 11, 2011

Thousands gathered at the Indiana Statehouse yesterday to protest labor and education bills… and to show support for House Democrats.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Labor Rally Though the bulk of the rally crowd came from around Indiana, there were protesters from Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati and Wisconsin.  Indianapolis Laborers Union member Kenny... More »

National charter school study gives high marks to Indiana schools

by IPR News

March 10, 2011

Stanford University researchers say a new study released this week indicates that Indiana charter schools are performing better than the same type of schools nationwide.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Charter School Study More »

Indiana Senate committee considers charter school creation bill

by IPR News

March 10, 2011

The Indiana Senate Education Committee heard hours of testimony yesterday on a bill which would increase the opportunity for new charter school creation.  Speaker Brian Bosma, the bill’s author, says charter schools are not a cure-all, but do offer choice and possible change. Bosma on Charter School Creation Indiana State Teachers Association representative Gail Zeheralis ... More »

Northstar Aerospace closes Anderson plant

by IPR News

March 9, 2011

An Anderson manufacturing plant has told the state of Indiana that it will close its doors, taking with it nearly 50 jobs.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Northstar Aerospace Closes More »

Bauer and Bosma on talk of a House special session

by IPR News

March 9, 2011

With Indiana House Minority Leader Pat Bauer saying he cannot guarantee the Democrats will return before the end of the session, Speaker Brian Bosma says if the House goes into a special session, the agenda will not be reduced from the current calendar.  Mishawaka Representative Craig Fry says a normally reduced special session schedule works... More »

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