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StateImpact Indiana: Kentucky Core

by Elle Moxley

October 17, 2013

State education officials still haven’t decided what academic standards Indiana schools will use next.  Some Hoosiers don’t like the nationally crafted Common Core standards the state adopted back in 2010.  But while Indiana debates the merits of exiting the initiative, other states continue to implement the standards.  StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley explains why education policy... More »

Indiana Congressional delegation splits votes on shutdown-ending deal

by Stephanie Wiechmann

October 17, 2013

Indiana’s Congressional delegation spent last night and today defending their votes on the deal that ends the government shutdown and temporarily extends the country’s debt ceiling.  Both of Indiana’s senators, Republican Dan Coats and Democrat Joe Donnelly, voted for the late-night agreement in the Senate. Votes were more mixed in the House of Representatives.  Four... More »

State survey shows Hoosier manufacturing sector growth

by Brandon Smith

October 16, 2013

Indiana University researchers say a renaissance is underway in the state’s manufacturing sector.  But the 2013 Indiana Manufacturing Industry Survey also shows that companies want the state to do more to help them out.   Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Soledad O’Brien visits Ball State University

by Payne Horning

October 15, 2013

Journalist Soledad O’Brien visited Ball State University yesterday to speak to students and the Muncie community.  As IPR’s Payne Horning reports, the former CNN anchor is committing herself to telling the story of race from a different perspective. More »

State lawmaker questions Inspector General over grade changing investigation

by Brandon Smtih

October 15, 2013

Indiana House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says he sees no sense of urgency from the state Inspector General while investigating the school grade changing scandal involving former State Superintendent Tony Bennett.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Bloomington Charter Debate

by Kyle Stokes

October 10, 2013

An application for Ball State University to charter a school in Bloomington is putting a new twist on the old argument over charter schools.  The local school district fears the proposed charter could re-open old financial wounds.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, even the district’s most devoted advocates say they like the unique... More »

Indiana judges want greater amount of free legal aid for Hoosiers

by Brandon Smith

October 10, 2013

The Indiana Supreme Court, along with judges and lawyers around the state, are exploring ways to provide more free and low-cost legal services to a growing number of Hoosiers that need them.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the Chief Justice says the economic downturn has created increased need for pro bono services. More »

Muncie public weighs in on school consolidation for last time

by Stephanie Wiechmann

October 8, 2013

The Board of Trustees for Muncie Community Schools heard from the public at Muncie Central High School Tuesday night.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, this was the last public forum to discuss how to consolidate the school district.   More »

Comic designer Scott McCloud talks about the science of art at BSU

by Lisa Ryan

October 8, 2013

Comic designer and theorist Scott McCloud brought his thoughts on psychology and the science of art to a room full of comic book fans at Ball State University last night.  IPR’s Lisa Ryan reports. More »

Indiana will fund food stamps and welfare programs during federal shutdown

by Brandon Smith

October 8, 2013

Hoosiers will continue to receive food stamps and welfare benefits through at least October even if the government shutdown doesn’t end.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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