A question still lingered after executives of testing company CTB/McGraw-Hill appeared before state lawmakers last week to apologize for the two-day disruption of this April’s ISTEP exams. That question, as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports – how could the company not foresee the server error that disrupted at least 78,000 students’ exams?
Indiana Senator Dan Coats says he believes compromise between the House and Senate is possible on immigration reform. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Coats says that will require a key concession by Senate sponsors.
Area farmers markets have been getting a small boost from the state Department of Health for more than a decade. Through local agencies, senior citizens can get food vouchers that can be redeemed for fresh local produce. IPR’s Jason Puhr reports on the impact the simple program is having on the community.
Muncie’s Animal Rescue Fund is turning 15 years old this year. As IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports, the staff will soon begin taking their pet care message into Muncie schools.
Indiana officials are joining Americans across the country in reacting to today’s Supreme Court decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. Same-sex marriage is already banned in Indiana. But at issue next session is a bill aimed at writing that ban into the state constitution. IPR’s Brandon Smith reports.
Officials in the administration of Governor Mike Pence say they’re optimistic that thousands of Hoosiers will retain their health insurance in the Healthy Indiana Plan through an extension of the program by the federal government. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports.
Ball State University has been cleared on a charge of creating a racially-hostile work environment in a case that reached the US Supreme Court. IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.
Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped for the second month in a row as the state’s private sector continues to add jobs. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on May’s numbers.
A majority of Anderson Common Council members did not attend a special meeting called by the Anderson mayor Thursday night. As IPR’s Jason Puhr reports, Mayor Kevin Smith wanted to discuss a new annexation plan.
It’s been two months since computer problems halted online ISTEP exams across Indiana — and it will likely be another month until students and teachers know whether their results will count. That’s when a New Hampshire-based testing expert will answer the question of whether the interruptions are enough to throw out the results. While more than 145-thousand exams have been identified for review, StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes explains widespread disruptions won’t necessarily invalidate the results.
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