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Purdue president Daniels responds to negative Associated Press article

by Mike Loizzo and Stephanie Wiechmann

July 17, 2013

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says an Associated Press article released yesterday about him is erroneous and unfair.  The article focuses on Daniels’ dislike of Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States.  It quotes a 2010 email exchange between then-governor Daniels and education officials when Daniels indicated he did not want the book... More »

Young unemployed Hoosiers

by Brandon Smith

July 15, 2013

The unemployment rate among young adults in Indiana is significantly higher than the state average.  A Ball State University economist says Hoosiers in that age group are still struggling to recover from the recession.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

HTML coding at summer camp

by Safarali Saydshoev

July 12, 2013

Each summer, the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities hosts summer camps for elementary, middle, and high school students.  But these kids aren’t navigating a ropes course or learning how to survive in the woods.  This week, thirteen middle school students have been learning to make apps for smartphones.  IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports. More »

Ivy Tech Muncie offers certificates in automotive, welding, and HVAC

by Jason Puhr

July 12, 2013

This week, Ivy Tech Community college announced it will offer new technical certificates at its Muncie Cowan Road location.  As IPR’s Jason Puhr reports, the 40-week training programs are aimed at skills-based jobs. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Damaged Devices

by Elle Moxley

July 11, 2013

Schools across the country are launching one-to-one programs that put an iPad, laptop or other device in the hands of every student.   But when it comes to technology, accidents happen: Screens crack, keyboards break, components fail.   So what happens when a damaged device belongs to a school corporation?   StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley explains the logistics... More »

Indiana’s fiscal year closes on high note

by Brandon Smith

July 11, 2013

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana remains the fiscal envy of the nation as it closes the books on the 2013 fiscal year.  The Governor is using some of a state surplus to pay down state debt instead of adding to the pension stabilization fund.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Demolition of Village buildings begins

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 9, 2013

Construction crews today began demolishing a block of buildings near Ball State University to make way for new development.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Muncie inventor wins award for new scoreboard

by Safarali Saydshoev

July 8, 2013

A local inventor has won recognition for his latest idea – a light-up scoreboard.  As IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports, the Muncie native was given a top prize at a national trade show. More »

StateImpact Indiana: School Vouchers Opposition

by Kyle Stokes

July 5, 2013

New eligibility requirements for Indiana’s school voucher program take effect this week.  Supporters hope making more students eligible to receive public dollars to attend private schools will grow the number of students in the program.  But Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial page editor Karen Francisco worries vouchers will drain funding from public schools.  Francisco talks... More »

Creating a statewide energy savings program

by Brandon Smith

July 5, 2013

Indiana community and environmental leaders are working with legislators to develop an energy savings program they say will save money and create jobs.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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