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Indianapolis bids for 2018 Super Bowl

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

August 30, 2013

Indianapolis city leaders and sports officials announced today that the city will make a bid to host its second Super Bowl in 2018.  The city notified the NFL of its decision this morning before a press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Indianapolis was praised for the handling of the 2012 Super Bowl, despite being a... More »

Indiana drops GED test in favor of new equivalency exam

by Elle Moxley

August 29, 2013

A new high school equivalency exam will soon replace the GED in Indiana. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, the new test will more closely align will the state’s college- and career-ready standards. More »

Muncie Community Schools consolidation options by the numbers

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 28, 2013

Muncie Community Schools officials are calculating the cost of what closing specific school buildings will do to their budget next school year. Earlier this month, M-C-S officials presented four consolidation options to community members in a town hall meeting.  Some asked for figures on how much each option will save.  At last night’s town hall... More »

National report says Indiana farmers could have lost less crops last year

by Brandon Smith

August 27, 2013

After last year’s devastating drought, the federal government paid Indiana farmers collectively more than a billion dollars to cover crop losses.  A new report authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests that some of those losses could have been avoided.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on whether the council’s suggestions would have made... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Remediation

by Rachel Morello

August 22, 2013

Nearly one in three students at Indiana’s public universities start school unprepared for college-level math or English. That means students and taxpayers spend extra time and money to get caught up. But a new state law aims to curb this problem. It mandates that high schools identify students who need help before they ever reach... More »

Planned Parenthood sues Indiana over new abortion clinic law

by Brandon Smith

August 22, 2013

Planned Parenthood and Indiana will once again face off in court over an abortion bill.  A lawsuit filed in federal court today focuses on a bill imposing new regulations on clinics that distribute the abortion drug known as RU-486.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

July unemployment rate remains steady despite added jobs

by Brandon Smith

August 19, 2013

Indiana’s private sector added jobs for the fourth straight month in July, but the state’s unemployment rate remains well above eight percent.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: A-F Ceiling

by Kyle Stokes

August 15, 2013

The controversy swirling around Indiana’s school rating system and ex-schools chief Tony Bennett has largely centered on one Indianapolis charter school.  But the changes Bennett’s staff made to the letter grading formula didn’t only lift Christel House Academy’s grade.  An analysis from StateImpact Indiana shows the change lifted the grades of more than 160 other... More »

Pence announces new auditor Sawyer

by Brandon Sawyer

August 15, 2013

Today, Governor Mike Pence announced Dwayne Sawyer as Indiana’s new State Auditor.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Sawyer becomes the first African-American Republican to hold statewide office in Indiana. More »

Muncie considers consolidating schools

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 14, 2013

To combat shrinking enrollment, Muncie Community Schools is considering a consolidation that could merge the city’s two high schools.  Last night, the board held the first of several town hall meetings to discuss the options with the community.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, what they heard was a city neighborhood that believes a choice has... More »

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