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StateImpact Indiana: DeAnnexation in Anderson

by Elle Moxley

May 31, 2012

Running a school corporation is expensive — that’s why Governor Mitch Daniels has touted school consolidation as a way for small, rural districts to save money during tough economic times.   In 2011, he backed a bill that would have forced the consolidation of Indiana’s smallest districts.   But if there’s such a thing as a school... More »

Joe Donnelly launches “Republicans for Donnelly”

by Brandon Smith

May 31, 2012

US Senate candidate Joe Donnelly’s campaign today launched an effort aimed at convincing Republicans — in particular Richard Lugar supporters — to vote for the South Bend-area Democrat in the fall.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

State higher education commissioner says education must adapt to economy and new students

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 29, 2012

The head of Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education says shifts in the economy and student demographics mean the state’s colleges will have to adapt to changing times.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Ball States sends media students to London Olympics

by Jingxia Wei

May 25, 2012

About 40 Ball State University students will go to London this summer to provide behind-the-scenes stories of the 2012 Olympics. The student project, called “BSU at the Games” will send stories to media outlets across the US.  IPR’s Jingxia Wei reports. More »

Ivy Tech freezes military college tution again

by Brandon Smith

May 25, 2012

For the second straight year, Ivy Tech Community College will freeze tuition rates for veterans and those serving in the military.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: IREAD-3 Retakes

by Kyle Stokes

May 24, 2012

The clock is ticking for 11,000 Indiana third graders who did not pass the IREAD-3 exam last March.  Their teachers will work into the summer to help them pass a retake of the reading test by late July.  Students who don’t pass risk being held back from fourth grade.  Indiana education officials say this pushes... More »

Gregg chooses Simpson as running mate

by Brandon Smith

May 22, 2012

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg today named Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson as his running mate.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Pence chooses Ellspermann as running mate

by Brandon Smith

May 21, 2012

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence announced today that Sue Ellspermann will be his running mate in the fall.  Pence calls the southwest Indiana representative “the best person for the job.”  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. A senior level adviser to John Gregg tells the Associated Press today that Gregg will announce a running mate... More »

April employment report is good news for Indiana

by Brandon Smith

May 18, 2012

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month in April, falling to its lowest rate in more than three years.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, another economic indicator reports good news for the state. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Teacher Evaluations

by Elle Moxley

May 17, 2012

Indiana teachers will be evaluated annually under a new state law that takes effect this fall. Supporters of the new law say regular, consistent feedback will aid in professional development and make teachers more effective educators. But as StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, school corporations trying to prepare their teachers for annual assessments say questions... More »

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