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Indiana high school graduation rate remains the same in 2013

April 16, 2014

New numbers from the Indiana Department of Education show the state’s high school graduation rates from 2013 are almost the same as from the year before.  Tables of data released today show about 88 percent of students attending public schools passed their year-end assessments,  a tenth of a percentage point lower than 2012.  For those... More »

Indiana reaches “Tax Freedom Day”

April 16, 2014

According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, today is Tax Freedom Day for Indiana.  It marks the date when the amount of money Hoosiers earn equals the amount of their total tax bill for the year.   Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Indiana releases final draft of proposed academic standards

April 15, 2014

Indiana education officials today released the final draft of proposed state-written academic standards that will replace the Common Core if they get the State Board’s approval.  StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports. The proposed academic standards can be found here. More »

NASA scrubs Taylor University satellite launch

April 14, 2014

A NASA launch of a small satellite built by Taylor University engineering students has been cancelled because of problems with the rocket.  NASA officials say they discovered a helium leak in the first stage of the SpaceX-3 rocket.  NASA says if the leak can be fixed, the next possible launch date would be Friday afternoon.... More »

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