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American Cancer Society worried about lack of federal research grants

by IPR News

September 30, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer charities are gearing up for another month of peppering the country with pink to raise awareness and research funds.  It’s the latter of those that concerns American Cancer Society’s Vicki Rakowski.  In April, the Congressional budget deal passed to avoid a government shutdown included a two-hundred-and-ten... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Teaching Cursive

by IPR News

September 30, 2011

Indiana education officials made international headlines over the summer after they decided the state would no longer require its schools to teach cursive writing.  State guidelines now emphasize teaching kids to type.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, some researchers worry losing focus on handwriting in general — not just cursive — could have... More »

“The Circus in Winter” musical premieres at Ball State

by IPR News

September 29, 2011

Drive an hour and a half northwest of Muncie and you’ll find Peru, Indiana, the former winter quarters for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and the setting of The Circus in Winter, a musical premiering tonight at the Ball State University Theatre.  The musical is based on a fictionalized historical novel by Cathy Day that chronicles life... More »

US Census report shows lower rate of same sex couples in Indiana

by IPR News

September 29, 2011

A U.S. Census Bureau report out this week shows Indiana census workers recorded less same sex couples living in Indiana than nationwide.  Out of the nearly 650,000 same sex households reported to the Census Bureau last year, just more than 11,000 of those are in Indiana.  When the math is done, the state rate is... More »

New unemployment law changes take effect Saturday

by IPR News

September 29, 2011

Changes in state unemployment law that begin Saturday means those who receive severance pay will no longer be able to collect unemployment at the same time.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Unemployment Changes More »

Lawmaker wants state liability cap raised

by IPR News

September 27, 2011

As the Indiana State Fair stage collapse investigation continues, Indianapolis Representative Ed DeLaney says the Indiana General Assembly needs to act as soon as possible in its next session… to raise the cap on monetary damages people can collect from the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — DeLaney Wants Cap Raised More »

College Go! Week reminds Hoosier students to prepare for college

by IPR News

September 26, 2011

Today, state education offcials and college representatives across Indiana are beginning the annual College GO! Week – a statewide effort to raise awareness for college preparedness.  According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, just over51 percent of Hoosiers 25 or older have taken college courses or attained a degree.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports... More »

State Fair stage collapse victims can apply for relief fund money

by IPR News

September 23, 2011

Starting Monday, victims of the State Fair stage collapse can begin submitting claims for money from the fair relief fund.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — State Fair Relief Fund Protocol More »

Indiana to apply for No Child Left Behind waiver

by IPR News

September 23, 2011

Indiana’s Department of Education says it welcomes President Barack Obama’s major changes to the No Child Left Behind Act.  The law requires all students to be proficient in math and reading by 2014 – a goal now widely seen as impractical.  DOE spokesman Alex Damron says the President’s offer of a federal waiver for states... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Mayors & Public Schools

by IPR News

September 22, 2011

It’s election season across Indiana and education is a major issue in the race for mayor in Indianapolis.  Incumbent Greg Ballard faces challenger Melina Kennedy, an attorney with a long history in public service. But just how much can the leader of city government influence public schools?  StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports. Skirvin — Mayors... More »

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