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FSSA personal information leak was smaller than reported

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 31, 2013

A report by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says only a handful of Hoosiers had their personal information leaked in a breach announced last month.  In June, FSSA notified more than 187,000 people that their personal information might have been shared with other clients of the agency.  Today, a review of the breach... More »

StateImpact Indiana: ISTEP Validity Explained

by Kyle Stokes

July 31, 2013

Even though thousands of students were interrupted during spring achievement testing because of computer glitches, a testing expert says the problems didn’t harm overall ISTEP exam results.  Yesterday’s report clears the way for state officials to use the scores in rating systems for schools and teachers.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports. More »

Committee poses new rules for speciality license plates

by Brandon Smith

July 30, 2013

More than a dozen specialty license plates could be in danger of cancellation under new Indiana requirements.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, a legislative committee reviewing the status of specialty plates met for the first time today. More »

Hunger in Muncie

by Jason Puhr

July 29, 2013

Muncie’s TEAMwork for Quality Living has declared 2013 as Poverty Awareness Year.  In the city, hundreds of people receive housing assistance while leading city volunteers try to help a large homeless population.  But whether or not Muncie residents have a home, everyone needs to eat.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports on poverty through the eyes of... More »

Expert says ISTEP test glitches did not impact scores

by Kyle Stokes

July 29, 2013

An outside testing expert has found that widespread disruptions to Indiana’s online ISTEP student achievement tests last April did not hurt students’ scores – on average.  That’s the finding of Richard Hill with the Center for Assessment.   State officials hired Hill to review data from the interrupted test. Hill presented his findings to state lawmakers... More »

World Changers work in Muncie

by Jason Puhr

July 29, 2013

A group of volunteer laborers for a Christian group known as World Changers returned to Muncie this week for the first time in five years.  Seventy-two student workers from Indiana, Virginia, Alabama, and Florida gave up a week of their summer to participate in the event.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports. More »

Muncie paralympic swimmer heads to international competition

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 19, 2013

A 17-year-old Muncie Central High School swimmer will head to Canada in a few weeks to represent the US in an international paralympics competition. IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Crushing the competition at the Demolition Derby

by Safarali Saydshoev

July 18, 2013

The Delaware County Fair brings out the most curious of car lovers.  Those who spend money to beef up old cars –  just to crash them into other people’s cars.  As IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports, that’s the demolition derby way of life. More »

Donnelly cosponsors National Guard federal jobs bill

by Brandon Smith

July 18, 2013

Senator Joe Donnelly says new legislation he’s sponsoring will help National Guard members who haven’t served oversees get a boost when applying for federal jobs.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Wyoming Tests

by Kyle Stokes

July 17, 2013

By now, you know the story:  All over the state, online standardized tests freeze.  Schools’ accountability ratings hang in the balance.  A third-party review will determine whether the results are valid.  Indiana teachers will recognize this as the story of this year’s ISTEP exam.  But teachers in another state will recognize it too.  As StateImpact... More »

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