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StateImpact Indiana: Deaf Education

by Gretchen Frazee

March 30, 2012

Members of the deaf community have long debated whether deaf students should use medical hearing devices and be mainstreamed into the hearing culture or whether they should be enrolled in schools that provide a more specialized education and promote the use of sign language. As StateImpact Indiana’s Gretchen Frazee reports, that debate has come to... More »

Lugar settles with election board and will re-register to vote

by Brandon Smith

March 30, 2012

US Senator Richard Lugar will re-register to vote after his right to vote in Indiana’s primary was denied by the Marion County election board.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, today’s decision was part of a legal agreement that kept the issue from being decided in court. More »

Ball State students hear about Holocaust from survivor

by Virginia Stigall

March 29, 2012

A Holocaust survivor who spent years as a toddler in a Romanian concentration camp spoke to students at Ball State University yesterday.  IPR’s Virginia Stigall reports. More »

State will hold public meetings on high school class basketball system

by Brandon Smith

March 29, 2012

The public will get to weigh in whether to restore Indiana high school basketball to a single-class system.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the Indiana High School Athletics Association announced a series of town meetings today. Here is a full list of the scheduled town meetings.  All meetings begin at 7PM. Tues. April... More »

Commission for Higher Education wants more Hoosiers to have college degrees

by Brandon Smith

March 28, 2012

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants sixty percent of Hoosier adults to have some sort of post-secondary certificate or degree by 2025.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the Commission unveiled its strategic plan today at a meeting of the Education Roundtable. More »

“Caught in the Middle” author speaks about globalism in Muncie

by IPR News

March 27, 2012

When former Chicago Tribune reporter Richard Longworth featured Muncie in his book Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism, he might not have expected to speak about globalism in Muncie.  But when the book was chosen as this year’s Big Read, Longworth brought his message to this former factory town.  IPR’s... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Special Education Teaching Licenses

by Kyle Stokes

March 26, 2012

Becoming a teacher is no longer a simple matter of earning an education degree.  College graduates are taking more alternative tracks into teaching that don’t involve going back to school for another four years.  But some colleges of education worry a change to Indiana’s teacher licensing rules could make it too easy to earn credentials... More »

BSU women’s basketball coach resigns

by IPR News

March 21, 2012

Ball State University has announced this afternoon that head women’s basketball coach Kelly Packard has resigned, effective on March 30th.  Director of Athletics Tom Collins says Packard has been a great role model for her student-athletes.  Packard guided the Lady Cardinals to a 58-68 overall four-season record.  In 2008-2009, she led Ball State to its... More »

Ball State dedicates geothermal project

by Sarah Phinney

March 21, 2012

Ball State University marked completion of the first phase of its massive geothermal project Tuesday with a ceremony on campus.  As IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports, school leaders touted the benefits of the system and explained what comes next.   More »

Poverty Awareness: Taking Luck of the Draw’s Challenge

by Marcus Jackman

March 20, 2012

IPR’s Marcus Jackman accepted a challenge from Teamwork for Quality Living in their poverty simulation called “Luck of the Draw.”  For Poverty Awareness Week last week, media members from the community drew random tasks to help them understand the challenges of living in poverty. In this personal commentary, Jackman reflects on his task — visiting... More »

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