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StateImpact Indiana: New Harmony closes

by Ben Skirvin

January 12, 2012

New Harmony School was opened more than two hundred years ago as part of an experiment to create a utopian community.  At the center of that experiment was the idea that quality education is part of happiness.  In some ways, that grand test has finally ended.  Following a thirty percent cut in state funding, one of Indiana’s oldest districts will cease operation by the end of the school year. StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports.

Skirvin — New Harmony

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